Stars' Garbutt handed 5-game suspension

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 10/23/2013 5:40 pm

New York, NY ( - Dallas Stars left wing Ryan Garbutt has been suspended five games by the NHL for charging Anaheim forward Dustin Penner in Sunday's matchup against the Ducks.

Shortly after exiting the penalty box, Garbutt left his feet to deliver a high hit to the head area of Penner after the Anaheim wing was releasing a shot. He was not penalized for the incident, which occurred during the second period of the Stars' 6-3 loss to the Ducks.

Penner was helped to the dressing room and did not return to the game. He sat out Anaheim's contest at Toronto on Tuesday as well.

Garbutt, who has no prior history of supplemental discipline, will begin his suspension when the Stars host Calgary on Thursday. The 28-year-old will be eligible to return for a Nov. 3 game at Ottawa.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, Garbutt will forfeit $14,743.60 in salary that will go to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

52° Clear Feels Like: 52° F
High: 79° F
Low: 52° F
Wind: N 3 mph

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's FCC public inspection file should contact: WXXV TV Attn: Bobby Edwards 14351 Highway 49 Gulfport, MS 39503 Phone: 228-831-5200 Email: or Donna Ingram Phone: 228-831-5201 Email: To view our public file, visit the 'About WXXV' link at the top of this page. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 1-888-225-5322 or

Copyright © 2014 WXXV-TV and Morris Networks of MS All Rights Reserved