Havlat suspended for kicking Cairns

Updated: January 2, 2004, 3:13 PM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- Ottawa Senators wing Martin Havlat was suspended for two games by the NHL on Friday for kicking New York Islanders defenseman Eric Cairns.

The suspension will cost him $16,667 in salary, and he will miss games against Washington on Saturday and Tampa Bay on Tuesday.

Havlat kicked Cairns in front of the New York goal at 9:56 of the third period during Ottawa's 1-0 victory at home Wednesday night. No penalty was assessed.

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