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Red Wings' Smith suspended for illegal hit

Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith has been season games because of an illegal hit during Wednesday's preseason contest.

At 5:26 of the third period, Smith appeared to deliberately nudge his right arm into the head of Chicago's Ben Smith, who was streaking through the offensive zone. The Blackhawks forward fell and slid face-down across the ice.

Brendan Smith will forfeit $23,648.65 in salary as part of the suspension, which also covers Detroit's final three preseason contests.

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