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Phoenix Coyotes forward Paul Bissonnette's suspension reduced

By Evan Hilbert | CBSSports.com

Paul Bissonnette left the bench and joined a fight while the player he was replacing was still on the ice. (USATSI)
Paul Bissonnette left the bench and joined a fight while the player he was replacing was still on the ice. (USATSI)

The NHL announced Saturday that Phoenix Coyotes forward Paul Bissonnette's suspension has been reduced from 10 games to three. Bissonnette had eventually been given the 10-game suspension for leaving the bench during an altercation on the ice.

The event in question occurred during a preseason game earlier this month, and the league says that there is a lack of video evidence to accurately assess when Bissonnette left the bench during the fight.

Bissonnette will be eligible to return to the ice Oct. 10 against the Red Wings.

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