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Tootoo punched Stars defenseman Robidas in the face

Updated: March 19, 2007, 10:18 PM ET
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TORONTO -- The NHL suspended Nashville Predators winger Jordin Tootoo five games for punching Dallas Stars defenseman Stephane Robidas in the face.

Robidas was knocked unconscious on the play late in the third period Saturday night in a 3-2 Predators win in Nashville.

"While a player is entitled to defend himself, Mr. Tootoo's forceful blow to Robidas' head was an overly aggressive and inappropriate response," NHL senior executive vice-president and director of hockey ...

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