Senators star Erik Karlsson suspended by Finnish league

Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson listens in during an unofficial team skate at the Bell Sensplex...

Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson listens in during an unofficial team skate at the Bell Sensplex in Ottawa on Sept. 21, 2012. (Darren Brown/QMI Agency/Files)

DON BRENNAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:05 AM ET

OTTAWA - If Erik Karlsson does go back to Finland, he can show up a little late.

Playing for Jokerit in the SM-Liiga during the lockout, the Senators defenceman received a one-game suspension for throwing his stick at a referee after a 4-2 loss to TPS Turku on Dec. 8 — Karlsson's final game for the club before a break in the schedule.

Watching the video, it was more of an easy slide than a throw.


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