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Downie suspension fourth longest in NHL history

Updated: September 29, 2007, 5:34 PM ET
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PHILADELPHIA -- Flyers rookie Steve Downie's NHL debut is on hold. So is Dean McAmmond's 13-year career.

Downie received a 20-game suspension from the NHL on Friday for leaving his feet to deliver a deliberate and dangerous hit to the head of the Ottawa forward, one of the longest punishments in league history.

"It's a hit that as soon you see it live, you think, 'This is going to be a bad one,'" NHL disciplinarian Colin Campbell said.

Downie received a match penalty and was ...

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