Buffalo's Ray Is Suspended

Associated Press

Buffalo Sabre right wing Rob Ray was suspended Sunday by the NHL for a slew-footing incident. Ray was suspended pending a hearing this week for a match penalty Saturday when he took Florida left wing Alex Hicks' skates out from under him.

The incident led to a fight that took several minutes to break up. Ray and Michael Grosek later were ejected for their part in a brawl with 11:48 left that resulted in 70 minutes of penalties.

Grosek, Curtis Brown and Florida's Peter Worrell and Paul Laus were given misconduct penalties.

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