|Blue Jackets' Peca has suspension cut to 5 games|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 17 October 2008 11:41|
Peca, who met with NHL officials on Thursday, was suspended for confronting an official after he thought he'd been slew-footed in the Blue Jackets' Oct. 10 season-opener at Dallas - subsequently grabbing the official's arm to argue his case.
Originally deemed a Category II penalty which requires a 10-game suspension, it was ultimately cut in half after the league looked at video of the offense.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says that Peca crossed a line.
Peca will forfeit more than $35,000 in pay before he is permitted to return Oct. 24 against the New York Rangers.