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Leafs-Sabres line brawl includes Miller vs. Bernier, potential Clarkson suspension


Details continue to trickle in, but it already sounds like Sunday’s Buffalo Sabres-Toronto Maple Leafs game could be the wildest preseason game of 2013-14. The two sides collaborated for a line brawl that included a goalie fight between Jonathan Bernier and Ryan Miller and could very well result in an automatic 10-game suspension for David Clarkson, who left the bench during the mayhem.

It’s also possible that Phil Kessel’s slash on John Scott could generate some league discipline.

Update: here’s full video of the fracas from

Here’s a shot of the collection of penalties from that 10:01 mark of the third period:


The Times Herald’s Bill Hoppe reports that the Sabres had five games left on their bench following the brawl while TSN’s Jonas Siegel counts six remaining Leafs.

More on the brawl

How losing Clarkson would hurt the Leafs

Kessel explains the slashes

Buffalo points to the fight that inspired the line brawl

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