Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  By CRAIG MORGAN  |  Last updated 9/19/13

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 10: Paul Bissonnette #12 of the Phoenix Coyotes watches from the bench during the NHL game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Jobing.com Arena on October 10, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Blue Jackets defeated the Coyotes 2-0. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Coyotes forward Paul Bissonnette will appeal his 10-game suspension for leaving the bench on an illegal line change during an altercation in Sundays preseason game at Jobing.com Arena against the Los Angeles Kings, his agent, Mark Guy confirmed. In the first period of Sundays game,Kings center Jordan Nolan dropped Coyotesdefenseman Rusty Klesla with an open-ice hit. Klesla was taken off the ice on a stretcher with his head and neck immobilized. Nolan was not penalized, fined or suspended for the play. After Nolan and Coyotes center Martin Hanzal exited the penalty box for coincidental roughing minors, Hanzal elbowed Nolan and an altercation ensued. Bissonnette came off the bench before teammate Max Domi arrived at the bench, to join the altercation, although he was barely a part of it. He was given a game misconduct for leaving the bench, which triggers an automatic 10-game suspension. The appeal process was changed under the new collective bargaining agreement. Commissioner Gary Be...
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