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Nashville forward Scott Nichol suspended for nine games for punch to Spacek

The incident happened during Buffalo's 7-2 win Thursday night. Nichol will give up US$25,267.41 in salary. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

The suspension was issued following a hearing conducted via conference call by NHL executive Colin Campbell.

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