Blue Jackets’ Smith suspended by OHL

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Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Dalton Smith of the Ottawa 67’s has been suspended 10 games for an incident against the Belleville Bulls on Friday.

Breaking into the Bulls zone, Smith cut sharply to the net, running into 2012 NHL Entry Draft eligible Malcolm Subban. Subban wasn’t hurt on the play. Smith was given a five minute major and a game misconduct on the play.

The OHL released a video explanation of the suspension.

Smith had 29 points and 124 penalty minutes in 64 games last season. He was drafted in the second round, 34th overall in 2010.

The league ruled that because Smith made no effort to avoid Subban and raised his arms causing a blow to the head were all factors in the suspension.

The league also suspended Brock McGinn of the Guelph Storm six games and Oshawa General Scott Sabourin 12 games for incidents on the weekend.

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