Mike Cammalleri punished for slash

Updated: October 5, 2010, 12:32 AM ET
Associated Press

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.

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