Hurricanes' Walker suspended for one game


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TORONTO – Carolina Hurricanes’ forward Scott Walker has been suspended for one game, without pay, for a head-butting incident in NHL game #448 on Dec. 12, the National Hockey League announced today.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Walker will forfeit $13,368.98. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

At 0:51 of the second period, while involved in a fight with Ottawa Senators forward Mike Fisher, Walker head-butted him in the facial area. Walker was assessed a major penalty for fighting and a match penalty for attempt to injure.

Walker will miss Friday’s game against Calgary.