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Sharks’ Kevin Labanc suspended game for slew-footing

November 19, 2021 GMT
Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi (59) slides to block the puck from San Jose Sharks right wing Kevin Labanc (62) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi (59) slides to block the puck from San Jose Sharks right wing Kevin Labanc (62) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi (59) slides to block the puck from San Jose Sharks right wing Kevin Labanc (62) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi (59) slides to block the puck from San Jose Sharks right wing Kevin Labanc (62) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi (59) slides to block the puck from San Jose Sharks right wing Kevin Labanc (62) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NEW YORK (AP) — San Jose Sharks forward Kevin Labanc was suspended for one game without pay by the NHL on Friday for slew-footing St. Louis Blues forward Tyler Bozak.

Labanc was assessed a minor penalty for tripping midway through the first period in the Sharks’ 4-1 loss at St. Louis on Thursday night. The suspension will cost him $23,625.

Labanc has two goals and two assists in 11 games this season.