Stars' Ryan Garbutt suspended 5 games for Penner hit

The NHL has suspended Dallas Stars forward Ryan Garbutt five games for charging Anaheim forward Dustin Penner.

Forward banned for charging Ducks' Dustin Penner on Sunday

Dallas Stars forward Ryan Garbutt was suspended Wednesday for a charging Anaheim Ducks forward Dustin Penner on Sunday. (Anthony Vence/Getty Images)

The NHL has suspended Dallas Stars forward Ryan Garbutt five games for charging Anaheim forward Dustin Penner.

The incident occurred at 6:28 of the first period in Anaheim's 6-3 home win over Dallas on Sunday. Garbutt left the penalty box and skated at Penner before leaving his skates to deliver a check. He hit Penner in the head, and the Anaheim forward had to leave the game.

Penner didn't travel with the team for a road game in Toronto on Tuesday.

No penalty was called on the play.

Garbutt will forfeit $14,743.60 US in salary. He is eligible to return for the Stars' Nov. 3 game in Ottawa.

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