Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/4/14

BOSTON - NOVEMBER 15: David Clarkson of the New Jersey Devils tries to hang on to the puck in the first period against the Boston Bruins on November 15, 2010 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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....
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