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Weight benched without pay for hit on Sedin

TORONTO -- St. Louis Blues forward Doug Weight was suspended
for four games without pay Friday by the NHL for cross-checking the
Vancouver Canucks' Henrik Sedin.

The ban will cost Weight $180,000.

He leveled Henrik Sedin with his stick in the first period of
the Blues' 3-2 victory over the Canucks on Thursday. No penalty was
called.

"It was right in front of our bench and I'm sure the referee saw
it," Canucks coach Marc Crawford said after the game. "Those
are the ones you get upset about, but that is not for us to
worry about."

Weight will miss games against Florida on Saturday, at San Jose
next Thursday, at Los Angeles on Nov. 15, and at Anaheim on Nov.
16.

Weight is second on the team with 11 points (six goals, five
assists). The Blues lead the Central Division at 8-3-0-1.

Information from SportsTicker was used in this report.