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Senators’ Chara Suspended, Coach Fined

December 3, 2005

NEW YORK (AP) _ The NHL suspended Ottawa’s Zdeno Chara for one game Saturday and fined coach Bryan Murray $10,000 for Chara’s fight during a game against Los Angeles.

Chara scuffled with Kings defenseman Tim Gleason in the Senators’ 5-1 win on Friday night.

The 6-foot-9 Chara was given an instigating penalty, a fighting major, a misconduct and a game misconduct for the incident at 16:39 of the third period. NHL rules state that a player who is an instigator of an altercation in the final 5 minutes of regulation or overtime will receive an automatic one-game suspension and the player’s coach will be fined.

Chara will miss Monday’s rescheduled game at Florida.

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