Gar­butt must pay for stick at­tack


NEW YORK — Dal­las Stars for­ward Ryan Gar­butt was fined $1,474 — the max­i­mum al­low­able un­der the col­lec­tive bar­gain­ing agree­ment — by the NHL on Satur­day for spear­ing Ana­heim Ducks for­ward Corey Perry in the groin Fri­day night.

Gar­butt was given a ma­jor penalty for spear­ing and a game mis­con­duct mid­way through the first pe­riod in the Stars’ 6-2 loss at Ana­heim.

“I was just com­ing back to the bench and got care­less with my stick,” Gar­butt said.

“It was de­lib­er­ate,” Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau coun­tered. “It wasn’t an ac­ci­dent. It was pretty dirty.”

The Ducks lead the first-round play­off se­ries 3-2.

— The As­so­ci­ated Press

Ryan Gar­butt

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