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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Granato Suspended

Tony Granato of the Los Angeles Kings was slapped with a 15-game suspension Wednesday, equaling the third-longest ban in National Hockey League history, and fined $500, the maximum allowable, for smashing defenseman Neil Wilkinson of the Chicago Blackhawks over the head a week ago.

Because he had already sat out three games while awaiting his Tuesday hearing in New York, Granato will actually miss the next 12 games, meaning he will be out until the Kings' March 15 date at the Forum against the Ottawa Senators

The incident occurred in last week's game against Chicago at the Forum. Granato and Wilkinson collided along the side boards, Granato went down, got up and brought his stick down with both hands across Wilkinson's helmet.