Jackets' Dubinsky suspended one game for hit on Crosby

BY foxsports • November 28, 2015

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky received a one-game suspension for cross-checking Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby on Friday night, the NHL's department of player safety announced on Saturday.

Dubinsky cross-checked the Penguins star in the back of the neck late in the second period of Columbus' 2-1 overtime win at home on Friday.

Crosby was slow getting to his skates and went to the locker room with 1:20 left, but returned for the third period and played the rest of the game. Dubinsky was assessed a minor penalty, and the NHL's department of player safety held a hearing about the incident on Saturday.

According to NHL.com, the suspension will cost Dubinsky $31,451.61, which will go to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

Dubinsky served the suspension Saturday night as the Blue Jackets visited the St. Louis Blues.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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