N.J.'s Gabriel suspended for hit on Flyers' Patrick

NEW YORK -- The NHL has suspended New Jersey Devils forward Kurtis Gabrielfor one game for an illegal hit on Philadelphia Flyers forward Nolan Patrick.

The hit occurred 5:02 into the first period of New Jersey's 6-3 loss on Friday night. Gabriel was assessed a major penalty for boarding.

The suspension was announced on Saturday.

Based on his average annual salary, Gabriel forfeits $3,494.62. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
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