Winger returned to ice from dressing room

Updated: December 29, 2003, 4:53 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Los Angeles Kings left wing Kip Brennan was suspended for 10 games without pay by the NHL for returning to the ice after officials ordered him to the dressing room Friday night.

Brennan was sent to the dressing room after receiving a roughing penalty with 1:41 left in a 5-0 loss to San Jose, but soon returned to the ice. He was assessed a game misconduct under Rule 72(t) which states that "any player who has been ordered to the dressing room by the officials and returns to his bench or to the ice surface for any reason before the appropriate time" will be penalized during the contest and given an automatic 10-game suspension.

Brennan has one goal and 74 penalty minutes in 13 games for the Kings this season. He will be eligible to return to the lineup on Jan. 18 in Chicago. He will forfeit $24,444.40 during his suspension.

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