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Penguins' Cairns Suspended for Three Games

Thursday, Mar. 23rd, 2006

TORONTO -- Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Eric Cairns has been suspended for three games, without pay, as a result of being assessed a game misconduct during NHL game #1022 against the Ottawa Senators on March 21.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Cairns will forfeit $9,015.30. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

Cairns was assessed a game misconduct for an incident that occurred at the end of the second period.

Cairns will miss Friday's game against the New York Islanders; March 26 against Montreal and March 29 against Florida. He will be eligible to return March 31 in New York against the Islanders.

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