NHL Suspends Avs Forward Darcy Tucker After Incident During 4-3 OT Loss Against LA Kings
March 23, 2010
NEW YORK — On March 23, the National Hockey League suspended Colorado Avalanche forward Darcy Tucker for one game, without pay, for making excessive physical contact on an icing play in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Kings on March 22 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Tucker was assessed a minor penalty for tripping Kings defenseman Matt Greene on the play, which occurred at 10:13 of the third period. Tucker will miss the March 24 game against the Kings at the Pepsi Center in Denver.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Tucker will forfeit $11,658.03. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
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