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Canadiens forward draws automatic suspension for instigating

MONTREAL -- Montreal Canadiens forward Tom Kostopoulos was suspended
one game by the NHL on Monday after sparking an altercation in the
final minute of a fight-filled game against the Boston Bruins.

Kostopoulos was given the automatic suspension after he
cross-checked Bruins defenseman Mark Stuart in a 7-4 victory
Saturday night.

The league also fined Montreal coach Guy Carbonneau $10,000,
which is an automatic penalty if a player gets an instigator
penalty in the last five minutes of a game.

Kostopoulos had earlier traded punches with the Bruins' Andrew Alberts, and Stuart got into a fight with Montreal winger Andrei Kostitsyn. Bruins captain Zdeno Chara was also given 19 minutes in
penalties for elbowing and fighting Guillaume Latendresse.