Brandon Dubinsky suspended 1 game for cross-check on Sidney Crosby (Video)

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The rivalry between Brandon Dubinsky and Sidney Crosby continued Friday night as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Pittsburgh Penguins in overtime. During the second period, Dubinsky cross-checked Crosby in the neck and then broke his stick on a second blow after the Penguins captain fell to the ice.

Those actions were enough for the Department of Player Safety to hold a hearing with Dubinsky on Saturday and later hand him a one-game suspension.

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(So I guess this means Matthew Barnaby is out a grand?)

“I'm not surprised,” Crosby said afterward, via the Tribune-Review. “If I was going to get one of those shots, it would probably be from him.”

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Dubinsky defended his actions saying via the Columbus Dispatch, “I felt like my stick ride up his back a little bit. He’s kind of bent over there in front. But again, that’s not the type of player I am. I’m going to play hard, but try and play fair and play in between the whistle."

Dubinsky will miss Saturday night’s game against the St. Louis Blues and donate $31,451.61 of salary to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

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