TORONTO (AP) -Maple Leafs forward Mark Bell was suspended indefinitely Tuesday and placed in the NHL's substance abuse program.
He will serve six months in a California jail at the end of the season. Bell pleaded no contest to drunken driving and hit-and-run charges in August, stemming from an incident last September in California.
The 27-year-old player will not be paid during his suspension. He will need approval from the NHL and the NHL players' union to be reinstated after consultation with program doctors.
Toronto opens training camp Sept. 13. The NHL says the program doctors will make a ``clinical determination'' about which training camp activities he'll be allowed to participate in.
The Maple Leafs acquired Bell in June along with goaltender Vesa Toskala in a trade with the San Jose Sharks.

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