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San Jose Sharks forward John Scott has been suspended for two games, without pay, for leaving the bench on a legal line change and starting an altercation with Anaheim Ducks forward Tim Jackman during Sunday's game in Anaheim, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.
At 13:56 of the third period, Scott went after the Ducks’ Tim Jackman, who earlier had jumped Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic. Scott was issued a minor penalty for leaving the bench, a minor for instigation, a fighting major and a game misconduct.
Scott has been suspended once in his career, seven games last season for catching Boston's Loui Eriksson with an illegal check to the head. He is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, will forfeit $17,073.18. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
NHL media relations contributed to this report