|Maple Leafs forward Mark Bell suspended by NHL for 15 games|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 12 September 2007 07:00|
``Playing in the National Hockey League is a privilege, and with that privilege comes a corresponding responsibility for exemplary conduct off the ice as well as on it,'' commissioner Gary Bettman said.
Bell is in Stage 2 of the NHL's substance abuse program.
Toronto opens training camp Thursday.
Bell was arrested in September 2006 after his sedan rear-ended a pickup truck in Milpitas, Calif., in the San Jose foothills.
The Maple Leafs acquired Bell in June along with goaltender Vesa Toskala in a trade with the San Jose Sharks.