NEW YORK -- Paul Bissonnettes suspension for leaving the bench to enter an altercation was reduced from 10 regular-season games to three because of a lack of sufficient video evidence, the NHL announced. George McAfee Jersey . The Phoenix Coyotes enforcer was given an automatic 10-game suspension for going after Los Angeles Kings forward Jordan Nolan after his hit on Rostislav Klesla in their pre-season game Sept. 15. Bissonnette contended that he replaced Coyotes prospect Max Domi on the ice, and because it was a pre-season game there wasnt video that showed that was inaccurate. No on-ice officials could definitively say otherwise, according to the league. "Given the totality of these circumstances, including the lack of conclusive video evidence, and Bissonnettes credible assertions regarding the intended legality of his substitution for Domi at the time, the league has decided not to apply the 10-game automatic suspension to Bissonnette," the NHL said in a press release announcing the change. The NHLPA had filed an appeal on Bissonnettes behalf, but that was withdrawn after the league decided to reduce the suspension. Bissonnette did not have the ban wiped out entirely because the NHL said he "must bear some responsibility" for sparking a fight. The 28-year-old tough guy will now forfeit US$11,346.15 instead of $37,820.51. Bissonnette thanked fans and the Coyotes organization in a series of Twitter posts Saturday night. "As much as Im looked at as a plug, grocery stick, duster, it doesnt take away from the amount of respect I have for the game," he tweeted. "Grateful for the time the NHL took to review my case and saw what my intentions were." Willie Galimore Jersey .A. remained bitter for Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers on the long flight back home to New York. Josh Woods Jersey . The actual winners on transfer deadline day are those clubs such as Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City who were well prepared and managed to get their main incoming business done well ahead of the transfer window closing. Tottenham were able to add seven players by spending over 100 million pounds and also ensured maximum return for the Gareth Bale transfer to Real Madrid by managing the move superbly.MADRID, Spain -- A second-half goal from Luis "Pizzi" Afonso earned Espanyol a 2-1 victory at Malaga in the Spanish league on Tuesday, while Elche held fourth-place Athletic Bilbao to a 0-0 draw. Cristian Stuani laid the ball off for Sergio Garcia to smash home an angled shot as Espanyol took the lead in the 32nd minute. Malaga levelled two minutes later despite Pablo Perez being offside when he collected the ball before lifting a shot over goalkeeper Francisco Casilla. Malaga goalkeeper Willy Caballero made a number of key saves but couldnt reach Pizzis winner in the 75th. Malagas rally was stalled when Perez was red carded moments later. "An important win for ensuring we stay up in the first division," Garcia said after Espanyol reached 40 points to go provisionally eighth. Athletic, which currently holds the final Champions League qualifying spot, provisionally stretched its advantage over fifth-place Sevilla to nine points. Sevilla hoosts Real Madrid, which is looking to rebound from its weekend defeat to Barcelona, on Wednesday. Nick Kwiatkoski Jersey . Neither team dominated at the Elches Martinez Valero Stadium, with Bilbao coming close in the 16th when goalkeeper Manuel Herrera palmed Ander Herreras curling free kick over the bar. The hosts best chance came in the 72nd when Christian Herrera cut a shot back across the box but it ran wide of the far post. Elche moved three points clear of 18th-place Getafe and the drop. "The weather didnt help, the pitch didnt help, neither team played great," Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera said. "I think we could have offered a better performance." Atletico Madrid leads the standings with 70 points, the same as Madrid but it enjoys the tiebreaker. Atletico plays Granada on Wednesday, when Barcelona faces Celta Vigo. Defending champion Barcelona trails the two Madrid clubs by a single point going into the 30th round of games. ' ' '