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Sunday, October 24, 1999
Brashear suspended two games for hitNEW YORK (CP) -- The NHL suspended Vancouver Canucks forward Donald Brashear on Sunday for two games without pay for a check from behind on New York Islanders defenceman Jamie Heward in Saturday night's game.
Brashear was given a major penalty and a game misconduct after the hit, which happened early in the third period in Uniondale, N.Y. He will lose $6,700 US in salary.
"A hit or push from behind is a dangerous act and Mr. Brashear's actions resulted in an injury," said NHL director of hockey operations Colin Campbell in a statement.
Brashears was to miss Vancouver's game against the New York Rangers Sunday and a game against Philadelphia on Tuesday.