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Sabres’ Smehlik Suspended, Fined

October 15, 1998

NEW YORK (AP) _ Buffalo Sabres defenseman Richard Smehlik was suspended for one game and will miss the team’s home opener against the Florida Panthers on Friday night, the NHL announced Thursday.

Smehlik also was fined $1,000, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for high-sticking Colordao forward Valeri Kamensky in Buffalo’s 3-0 victory Monday.

The incident occurred at 9:24 of the second period. Smehlik was assessed a minor penalty.

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