The NHL suspended forward Jean-Francois Jacques of the Anaheim Ducks for the remainder of the pre-season and five regular-season games Tuesday.
Jacques received the sentence for leaving the bench on a legal line change for the purpose of starting a fight with Vancouver's Mike Duco during a pre-season game Saturday.
As a result of the suspension, Jacques will lose US$17,567.55 in salary.
He will be eligible to return to Anaheim's lineup for its game against Dallas on Oct. 21.
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