Rangers’ Carcillo Suspended 10 Games
(NEW YORK) -- New York Rangers winger Daniel Carcillo was suspended 10 games by the NHL Friday for making physical contact with an official in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final.
Carcillo was ejected from Thursday night's game against the Montreal Canadiens after he elbowed linesman Steve Driscoll. Driscoll was trying to keep Carcillo out of a scrum involving Canadiens winger Brandon Prust, who earlier broke Rangers center Derek Stepan's jaw by checking him in the face with his shoulder.
Prust was also suspended two games for his hit on Stepan after not being penalized during the game.
The NHL had no option but to suspend Carcillo. NHL Rule 40.3, which deals with Physical Abuse of Officials states: "Any player who deliberately applies physical force to an official in any manner (excluding actions as set out in Category I), which physical force is applied without intent to injure, or who spits on an official, shall be automatically suspended for not less than ten (10) games."
Carcillo has two goals in eight postseason games for the Rangers.
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