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Clarke MacArthur #16 of the Toronto Maple Leafs shoots during warmup before a preseason NHL game at the Air Canada Centre September 27, 2010 in Toronto, Ontario. (Abelimages/Getty Images)
Clarke MacArthur #16 of the Toronto Maple Leafs shoots during warmup before a preseason NHL game at the Air Canada Centre September 27, 2010 in Toronto, Ontario. (Abelimages/Getty Images)

Maple Leafs' MacArthur latest NHLer hit with suspension Add to ...

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Clarke MacArthur joined the growing list of NHL players hit with suspensions during the pre-season.

The NHL announced Saturday that MacArthur has been suspended for the remainder of the pre-season and two regular-season games for his illegal head shot on Detroit forward Justin Abdelkader.

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The incident took place late in the third period Friday in Toronto's 4-3 overtime road win against the Red Wings. No penalty was assessed on the play.

MacArthur will forfeit $35,135.14 (U.S.) and is eligible to return to Toronto's lineup Oct. 15 versus Calgary.

It was the ninth suspension handed out by new NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan during the pre-season.

Those bans total 31 regular-season games and close to $700,000 in lost salary.

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