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Tucker, Domi suspended for brawling

REUTERS , TORONTO

The National Hockey League suspended Darcy Tucker and Tie Domi of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday for their part in a wild melee during Tuesday's game against the Ottawa Senators.

Tucker received a five-game suspension while Domi was suspended for three games for their part in the fight-filled game.

Tucker attacked Chris Neil of the Senators, who was sitting on the bench, in the third period of the game, won by the Senators 4-1.

Tucker charged the bench and that resulted in numerous players exchanging punches before order was restored.

After the game Tucker claimed Neil spit on him, an allegation which Neil denies.

Tucker was assessed two minors for instigating and roughing, two majors for fighting, a misconduct and two game misconducts.

Neil and Shane Hnidy both received fighting majors and game misconducts for the same incident.

Domi jumped Ottawa forward Magnus Arvedson later in the period. He received a roughing minor, instigator minor, fighting major, misconduct and game misconduct.

Arvedson did not get a penalty on the play.

The suspensions were announced a few hours after Tucker and Domi appeared at NHL head offices in Toronto for a hearing.

A total of 163 minutes in penalties were called in the game.

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