Monday, October 4, 2010
Mike Cammalleri punished for slash
TORONTO -- Montreal Canadiens forward Mike Cammalleri has been suspended for the season opener for slashing the ankle of a New York Islanders prospect during an exhibition game.
The league said Monday that Cammalleri will miss Thursday's game at Toronto and forfeit more than $32,000 in salary. He was ejected from Saturday's game after committing the penalty on Nino Niederreiter in the second period.
Cammalleri had a league-high 13 goals in 19 playoff games last season.