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Avs' McLeod suspended five games

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Colorado Avalanche forward Cody McLeod was suspended for five games for boarding Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall during Thursday's game, the NHL announced on Monday.

The incident occurred in the first period, and McLeod was assessed a five-minute major penalty and a game misconduct for boarding.

McLeod will forfeit $29,487.20 as a result of the suspension.

McLeod has one assist in seven games this season, and he had eight goals and four assists in 48 games for Colorado last season.

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