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Dallas Stars' Ryan Garbutt Suspended 3 Games



    Dallas Stars' Ryan Garbutt Suspended 3 Games
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    DALLAS, TX - APRIL 21: Ryan Garbutt #16 of the Dallas Stars celebrates after scoring a goal against the Anaheim Ducks in the third period in Game Three of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at at American Airlines Center on April 21, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

    Dallas Stars forward Ryan Garbutt has suspended for three games by the NHL for slew-footing Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien.

    Garbutt is considered a repeat offender and will lose $65,854 in salary. He will miss a home game against New Jersey on Saturday and games in Vancouver and Calgary. He is eligible to return Dec. 21 for a game in Edmonton.

    The play in question came at 12:17 of the third period of Winnipeg's 5-2 victory in Dallas on Tuesday. Byfuglien was about to beat Garbutt to a loose puck when Garbutt tripped him.

    Garbutt was assessed a minor penalty for tripping. The league said the forward was subject to further punishment because he kicked out Byfuglien's skates while using his stick to yank Byfuglien's upper body backward.