NEW YORK (August 8, 2005) - Vancouver Canucks forward Todd Bertuzzi,
who had been suspended indefinitely by the National Hockey League on
March 8, 2004 for an incident that injured Colorado Avalanche forward
Steve Moore, has been reinstated for the start of the 2005-06 season,
the League announced today.
Bertuzzi had been suspended for the remainder of the 2003-04 season,
including the final 13 regular-season games plus the entire 2004
Stanley Cup Playoffs. He remained suspended throughout the
2004-05 cancelled season, in which the suspension barred Mr. Bertuzzi
from participating in the 2004 World Cup of Hockey and both the 2004
and 2005 IIHF World Championships, as well as preventing him from
playing in any European professional league. Mr. Bertuzzi
forfeited a total of $501,926.39 in salary as a result of his
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