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Suspended Star Ryan Garbutt: 'can't change the player I am'

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09:57 AM ET 10.26 | Stars forward Ryan Garbutt was back at practice for the first time since the NHL suspended him five games for charging Anaheim's Dustin Penner in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Ducks. The NHL handed down the suspension Wednesday after an in-person hearing with Garbutt in New York. "It was good. I was glad I went there for the meeting. I had a good talk with (NHL Director of Player Safety) Brendan Shanahan," Garbutt said. "I definitely accept the penalty that I got, and I hope that Dustin Penner is feeling better." The Stars forward said he'll take lessons from the suspension and make a few adjustments, but he still expects to play the game fast and hard. "I think I'll have to make small adjustments. I can't change the player I am out there," he said. "I am going to play the game fast and things happen fast out there. You don't want to see guys get hurt. I might have to change a couple things."

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October 26, 2013  10:10 AM ET

Joffrey Lupul's mad at Ryan for hitting his hero "Ironman" Penner.

(Maple Leafs report Lupul's still suffering concussion like symptoms after getting mad)

October 26, 2013  10:45 AM ET
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Joffrey Lupul's mad at Ryan for hitting his hero "Ironman" Penner.(Maple Leafs report Lupul's still suffering concussion like symptoms after getting mad)

When asked about the likelihood of squaring off against Lupul in their Nov. 9th match-up, Patrice Bergeron had no comment

October 26, 2013  10:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Joffrey Lupul's mad at Ryan for hitting his hero "Ironman" Penner.(Maple Leafs report Lupul's still suffering concussion like symptoms after getting mad)

Even madder today after seeing his team lose to the BJs.

October 26, 2013  10:51 AM ET

Ryan Garbutt: 'can't change the player I am'

Yosemite Sam approves this message

October 26, 2013  11:02 AM ET
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Even madder today after seeing his team lose to the BJs.

But happy every arena's press box has a chair with his name on it.

October 26, 2013  11:06 AM ET
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Even madder today after seeing his team lose to the BJs.

And he won't be in tonight's lineup either due to his sphenisciphobia.

(Lupul bruises finger Googling that)

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October 26, 2013  11:26 AM ET
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Hate that I'm laughing at all of these.I'm going to the game tonight, too. Have a bad feeling about this one...

Don't forget your HI CANUCK EH sign.

(Lupul gets chaffed nipples from nightshirt)

October 26, 2013  11:31 AM ET
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sphenisciphobia

The Sage has no idea.

October 26, 2013  11:32 AM ET
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Hate that I'm laughing at all of these.I'm going to the game tonight, too. Have a bad feeling about this one...

From what I have seen before you won't be alone at the Joe.

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October 26, 2013  11:41 AM ET

Aim just a bit lower next time, Ryan...

October 26, 2013  11:54 AM ET
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Aim just a bit lower next time, Ryan...

Exactly. That's all it takes. You can still go fast and hit hard, just stay away from the head.

October 26, 2013  12:14 PM ET
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just stay away from the head.

So you knew my ex-wife:)

October 26, 2013  01:07 PM ET

Suspended Star Ryan Garbutt: 'can't change the player I am'

You wanna bet? That's what Matt Cooke said. Look at him now. As tame as a neutered cat.

October 26, 2013  02:03 PM ET
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So you knew my ex-wife:)

ROTFLMFAO - Post of the Month!!!!!!!!!

(and kudos to BF for serving up the softball) :-)

October 26, 2013  02:04 PM ET
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I'm going to the game tonight, too. Have a bad feeling about this one...

That's nothing. Canuck's been having a bad feeling about the Leafs for over 40 years.

October 26, 2013  02:07 PM ET
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So you knew my ex-wife:)

Good one! You can bask in the glow for a little while. Just don't let it go to your head. :)

October 26, 2013  02:33 PM ET
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That's nothing. Canuck's been having a bad feeling about the Leafs for over 40 years.

I think I found part of the problem Roamer

 
October 26, 2013  02:35 PM ET
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I think I found part of the problem Roamer

Lupul charges iPod.....electrocutes himself.

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