Mark Bell is going to have to do some time in the Big House:
Forward Mark Bell, acquired by the Toronto Maple Leafs last spring in a trade with the San Jose Sharks, will spend six months in jail following the NHL season for a drunk-driving incident last September, Sportsnet.ca reported Tuesday night.
Bell, acquired in the June 22 deal that brought goalie Vesa Toskala to Toronto, pleaded guilty Tuesday in a San Jose, Calif., court to charges of drunk driving causing injury and hit and run.
The Leafs forward is expected to be sentenced to six months in a Santa Clara, Calif., county jail, the website reported, beginning his sentence after the 2007-08 NHL season. Official sentencing will take place in October.