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The NHL has suspended Buffalo Sabres forward Ville Leino one game without pay for elbowing Philadelphia Flyers forward Matt Read.
The incident occurred at 1:32 in the third period of the Flyers' 5-4 overtime victory on Wednesday night. No penalty was assessed on the play.
Leino will miss the Sabres' home game against Florida on Friday night. He will be eligible to return Saturday when Buffalo hosts the New York Rangers.
The NHL announced the discipline on Thursday. Leino will forfeit $24,324.32 in pay.
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Buffalo Sabres right wing Ville Leino is scheduled for a hearing with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan on Thursday.
Leino's hearing is one day removed from Wednesday's contest against his former team when he leveled Philadelphia Flyers rookie Matt Read with an elbow to the head.
Read was not injured during the third-period altercation and no penalty was called on the...
Buffalo Sabres right wing Ville Leino received a one-game suspension from the NHL after he leveled Philadelphia Flyers rookie Matt Read with an elbow to the head.
Read was not injured during the third-period altercation on Wednesday and no penalty was called on the play.
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