Dallas Stars forward Ryan Garbutt has been suspended for five games without pay for charging Anaheim Ducks forward Dustin Penner during NHL Game No. 125 in Anaheim on Sunday October 20 the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and based on his average annual salary Garbutt will forfeit $14743.60. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

The incident occurred at 6:28 of the first period. No penalty was assessed on the play.

For a full explanation of the Department of Player Safety's decision complete with video please click on the following link: http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=60&id=466419.