Sep 22, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs forward David Clarkson (71) and forward Carter Ashton (37) and Buffalo Sabres defenseman Drew Bagnall (24) fight during the third period at the Air Canada Centre. Toronto defeated Buffalo 5-3. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
Former New Jersey Devil and current Toronto Maple Leaf David Clarkson was dealt a 10-game suspension for leaving the bench during a crazy, goalie-fightin’ brawl with the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday.
The suspension delays his debut for the Maple Leafs after he joined the team as a free agent with a 7-year, $36.75 million dollar deal, and could cost him upwards of $507,692.21.
A similar punishment was levied to Phoenix Coyotes’ tough guy Paul “Biz Nasty” Bissonnette on September 16 for leaving the bench in a scrum against the Los Angeles Kings.
Leafs teammate Jonathan Bernier and Buffalo goaltender Ryan Miller were charged with being badasses.
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