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Turco suspended 4 games for high stick

Wednesday, 03.24.2004 / 11:00 PM CT / News
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Turco suspended 4 games for high stick

March 25, 2004

The National Hockey League announced today that Stars goaltender Marty Turco has been suspended for four games, without pay, for a high-sticking incident involving Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Smyth on Wednesday night. The team has recalled goaltender Jason Bacashihua from the Utah Grizzlies, Dallas' primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League.

Turco, 28, has appeared in 72 of Dallas' 77 games this season and has compiled a 36-21-13 record, a 1.98 goals against average and a .912 save percentage. His 36 wins on the season currently lead the National Hockey League, while his nine shutouts rank second in the league and his goals against average is good for fifth. Turco is eligible to return to action for Dallas' last regular season game of the season on April 4 vs. Chicago.

Bacashihua, 21, has appeared in 38 games for Utah this season, posting a 12-19-5 record with a 2.70 goals against average, a .915 save percentage and three shutouts. The native of Garden City, Mich., was the selected by the Stars in the first round (26th overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. Bacashihua has yet to appear in an NHL game.

The Stars play the third contest of a four-game road trip at Vancouver on Saturday (9 PM CST face-off, FSN, News/Talk 820 WBAP), and the team will conclude the trip at San Jose (8 PM, kdfi 27) on Sunday. is the official Web site of DSE Hockey Club, L.P.  The Stars name and logos are registered trademarks of the NHL and the Stars. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2016 DSE Hockey Club, L.P. and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.

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