Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Byers Suspended? (Updated)
Update, 3:15 p.m.:
Both Steve Zipay and Andrew Gross, via Twitter, confirm the suspension and fine.
Update, 3:10 p.m.:
Bob McKenzie at TSN reports that because Byers was assessed an instigator penalty in the final five minutes of the game it calls for an automatic one-game suspension and a $10,000 fine for Tortorella.
McKenzie adds that the NHL has the option of rescinding the suspension and fine if it believes the altercation was spontaneous but there is no sense that will happen in this situation.
Steve Zipay at Blue Notes, via Twitter, is trying to confirm that Dane Byers has been suspended for instigating last night's brawl against the Canucks. John Tortorella may be getting fined $10,000 as well.
...costing your coach $10,000 is not a good way to get playing time.