Carcillo suspended one game, Stevens fined
Philadelphia winger Daniel Carcillo has been suspended by the league for Game Two of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal playoff round after making head contact on Maxime Talbot with time winding down in Game One. Head coach John Stevens was also fined ten thousand dollars.
“We had a conference call Monday with the general managers and coaches of playoff teams and told them explicitly we would not tolerate attempts by clubs to ‘send a message’ late in a game when the outcome had been determined,” said NHL disciplinary czar Colin Campbell.
“Organizations – players and coaches – will be held accountable for such actions.”
Carcillo’s absence doesn’t figure to be a tremendous setback for the Flyers, as most accounts elude to a poor performance for Philadelphia since being acquired at the trade deadline for Scott Upshall and a draft pick.