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Thrashers' Lessard suspended one game

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New York, NY (Sports Network) - Atlanta forward was suspended for one game, without pay, for a spearing incident in Thursday's 5-1 loss to Carolina. Lessard was given a five-minute major penalty for spearing near the end of the third period.

Based on his average annual salary, Lessard will forfeit $2,430.56 and have to sit out Saturday's game in Philadelphia. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

The 24-year-old Lessard has no points and 41 penalty minutes in eight games this season.

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