Maple Leafs D Kubina suspended for season opener

Oct 2, 2006 - 9:46 PM TORONTO (Ticker) - Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Pavel Kubina on Monday was suspended for the opening game of the NHL regular season.

Kubina was assessed a five-minute major penalty and a game misconduct late in the first period of Sunday's preseason game against the Detroit Red Wings for a cross-check on Jiri Hudler.

Kubina, who played with the Tampa Bay Lightning last season, will forfeit a one-game check of $26,737.97.

The Maple Leafs open the regular season against Northeast Division rival Ottawa on Wednesday.

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