MacArthur banned for hit to head
Clarke MacArthur must sit out the preseason and two regular-season games
The Maple Leafs forward hit the Red Wings' Justin Abdelkader in the head
This was the ninth suspension by new NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan during the preseason. Those bans total 31 regular-season games and close to $700,000 in lost salary.
MacArthur will de docked $35,135 and is eligible to return to Toronto's lineup Oct. 15 against Calgary.
His hit came late in the third period Friday of Toronto's 4-3 overtime road victory against the Red Wings. No penalty was assessed.
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