The Colorado Avalanche: News from around the NHL - September 26th, 2013

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Clarkson will not try to appeal his suspension.

Toronto Maple Leafs forward David Clarkson says he will not appeal the 10-game suspension he was given for jumping off the bench to join a line brawl against the Buffalo Sabres on the weekend.

In the same game that led to Clarckson's suspension, Corey Tropp fought Jamie Devane. He is now out indefinitely.

Buffalo Sabres rookie forward Corey Tropp is out indefinitely after breaking his jaw during a fight that sparked a melee in a preseason game at Toronto last weekend.

Coach Ron Rolston said Wednesday that Tropp is expected to miss at least five weeks after having surgery to repair the jaw. Tropp also sustained a concussion.

The Coyotes will now offer tailgating before the games.

The Phoenix Coyotes are doing anything possible to spice up hockey in Arizona.

Team president and CEO Anthony LeBlanc announced Wednesday that Jobing.com Arena — the Coyotes’ home for at least the next five years — will host tailgating parties for all weekend home games this season.

"We are very fortunate to live in a city that has such great weather during the hockey season so we are encouraging fans to come early to our weekend games and enjoy the great atmosphere outside Jobing.com Arena. We are continually looking for new ways to enhance the game experience for our fans," Leblanc said in a statement Wednesday.

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