The Maple Leafs will have suspended forward David Clarkson in their lineup Tuesday night for a preseason game against the Ottawa Senators, but will be without Phil Kessel.
Clarkson received an automatic 10-game suspension from the NHL -- that doesn't begin until the regular season -- for leaving the bench to join a fight.
Clarkson is allowed to play in preseason games, including Tuesday night's home game.
The Maple Leafs caught a bit of a break on Tuesday when the NHL suspended Kessel only for Toronto's final three preseason games for slashing Buffalo Sabres tough guy John Scott.
Kessel had a telephone disciplinary hearing on Tuesday regarding his actions in Sunday's game.
After Buffalo's Corey Tropp was injured in a fight with Toronto's Jamie Devane, Scott attempted to go after Kessel on the next shift.
Kessel slashed Scott twice and gave him a spear, resulting in his ejection from the game. That sparked the bench-clearing brawl that led to Clarkson's long regular-season ban....