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Blue Jackets’ Boll suspended for one game after fighting

TORONTO (Reuters) – Columbus Blue Jackets forward Jared Boll has been suspended for one game after fighting during their win over Colorado Avalanche, the NHL said on Friday.

The 22-year-old was handed an instigator penalty at 17:22 of the third period in Thursday’s 4-2 victory in Denver.

League rules state that any player seen as an instigator of a fight in the final five minutes of regulation or in overtime receives an automatic one-game suspension.

Columbus head coach Ken Hitchcock received an automatic $10,000 fine under the league rule.

Boll came to the aid of team mate Derek Dorsett, who was checked by Colorado’s Cody McLeod. Seconds later Boll, who was not on the ice at the time of the hit, fought with McLeod.

A second-year NHL right wing, Boll will miss the Blue Jackets’ game against the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday.

(Writing by Steve Ginsburg in Washington, editing by Ken Ferris)