Blue Jackets forward Boll suspended after instigator penalty

Updated: October 31, 2008, 9:03 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Columbus Blue Jackets forward Jared Boll was given a one-game automatic suspension Friday by the NHL for instigating a fight within the final 5 minutes of the Columbus-Colorado Avalanche game Thursday night.

Blue Jackets coach Ken Hitchcock was fined $10,000, also an automatic assessment stemming from the fight at 17:22 of the final period. Boll received an instigator penalty for starting the fight with Cody McLeod in Columbus' 4-2 victory.

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