Charge Dismissed Against Former NHL Goalie In Nevada

MINDEN (AP) - A disorderly conduct charge has been dismissed against former NHL goalie Clint Malarchuk in Douglas County.

The action was taken Friday after Malarchuk was allowed to withdraw a guilty plea to the charge that stemmed from an October 2007 altercation with sheriff's deputies.

Last year, Malarchuk paid $250 restitution for a deputy's flashlight broken in the fracas and was given a chance to withdraw his plea if he violated no laws for a year.

Deputies say the altercation occurred after Malarchuk was asked to leave a Gardnerville bar about 45 miles south of Reno.

The 47-year-old Malarchuk did not attend Friday's hearing in East Fork Justice Court, but was represented by lawyer Tod Young.

Malarchuk, now a goalie coach for the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets, is best known for having his jugular vein slashed by a skate in a 1989 game with Buffalo.

He played 10 seasons in the NHL with the Quebec Nordiques, Washington Capitals and Buffalo Sabres.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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