Stupid and Ballsy gets Berry suspended

Pardon the pun :smile

The Herald News

Washington Capitals defenseman Rick Berry was issued a one game suspension for a spearing incident that occurred on Monday against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

This spearing incident against Martin Cibak -- who was speared directly in the cup -- led to two Tampa Bay goals on the ensuing 5 minute power play and was part of the reason the Lightning were victorious over the Capitals on Monday.

Berry will be docked a game check of $2,520.83. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund. The incident occurred during the third period of the loss to Tampa Bay. Berry was assessed a major penalty following his actions. The defenseman will miss Wednesday's game against Carolina.