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NHL News: Daniel Carcillo’s Suspension Reduced

The NHL has reduced Daniel Carcillo’s suspension for abuse of an official from 10 games down to six.

NHL.com: After considering Carcillo’s appeal during a hearing at the NHL’s New York office on Friday, May 30, the Commissioner ruled that Carcillo’s actions were more appropriately deemed a violation of Rule 40.4 for deliberately applying “physical force to an official for the sole purpose of getting free of such official during or immediately following an altercation.” The Commissioner determined that as appropriately re-classified under Rule 40.4, and under the totality of the circumstances, a suspension of six (6) games was the proper penalty.

The National Hockey League does not and will not, under any circumstances, tolerate or condone the abuse, physical or otherwise, of our on-ice officials. The strict and proper enforcement of Rule 40, therefore, plays a critical role in safeguarding the integrity of the game by maintaining a safe and respectful working environment for our officials.”

Carcillo has already served three games, so he’ll be eligible to return for Game 4.

Do you agree with the NHL reducing the suspension from 10 games to six?

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One Comment

  1. RexR

    June 4, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Disagree. You don’t hit the officials. Ever. Period.

    What a rat.