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Toronto Maple Leafs forward David Clarkson is considering appealing his 10-game suspension.
Clarkson was automatically assessed the ban when he left the bench on Sunday night to participate in a brawl with the Buffalo Sabres.
Because Clarkson's suspension is more than five games, the appeal process could include an independent arbitrator.
Any appeal would first be heard by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, but if he were to uphold the suspension, Clarkson could bring the appeal to an arbitrator.
The suspension to me is pretty much black and white. He left the bench and became involved in the brawl. End of story.
NEW YORK -- Toronto Maple Leafs forward David Clarkson has been automatically suspended for 10 regular-season games, without pay, as a result of being assessed a game misconduct penalty for leaving the bench on an illegal line change to join an altercation during NHL preseason game No. 61 against th eBuffalo Sabres on Sunday, Sept. 22, in Toronto.
At 10:01 of the third period, Clarkson was assessed a game misconduct penalty under Rule 70.6, which states: "A game misconduct penalty shall be imposed on the player who was the first or second player to leave the players' or penalty bench during an altercation or for the purpose of starting an altercation, from either or both teams."
The proprietor and I were sort of hoping for a nice, quiet Sunday night on KK, and that seemed to be the case until about 9:30, when the Maple Leafs and Bruins engaged in massive amounts of dumb and/or exciting fighting. Hockeyfights.com posted what may be the longest and most context-setting clip of the bouts (and you will all be shocked, of course, to find out that John Scott was chirping at the Leafs' bench before he tried to fight Phil Kessel, David Clarkson hopped off the bench and five minutes of adventures in knuckle-punching took place)...
And while the Toronto Sun's Lance Hornby and Toronto Star's Dave Feschuk did a fine job of capturing the Leafs' post-game reaction, and the Olean Times-Herald's Bill Hoppe told the Sabres' side of the story (not-so-shockingly, neither team chose to make the principals in instigation and jumping off the bench, respectively, available to the media), Sportsnet's Chris Johnston noted that the incredibly high likelihood that prized free agent signing David Clarkson will be suspended for ten games makes the Leafs' cheek-to-cheek dance with the salary cap quite complicated:
$6.125 million per year for David Clarkson.
from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,
Clarkson said he hasn’t thought about whether tonight’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins could be his last home game as a Devil. After facing the Penguins, the Devils close out the season Saturday afternoon against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden and Clarkson doesn’t know what will happen after that.
“I haven’t really thought about it yet,” Clarkson said. “I’m going to finish these two games and play my hardest. I haven’t thought about this being my last home game.”
Clarkson said again he’d like to re-sign with the Devils, but also acknowledges that he doesn’t know if he will be back.
“I’ve enjoyed playing here,” he said. “I don’t know what’s ahead, but I haven’t really thought about that. It’s not something that’s come into my mind or mindset. I’m going to go out there and play like we’re still in and we’re still fighting for something and that’s all I can do.”
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Just like that, the Devils now grab the home-ice advantage.
It was the Rangers who had difficulty scoring goals tonight and although they controlled the 1st period, it was the Devils who had more of an offensive push in the 2nd and 3rd periods.
Game 3 is in New Jersey on Saturday at 1:00pm, so the extra day to travel eight miles will be put to good use for both teams.
Here’s the game winner from David Clarkson early in the 3rd period, Jim Hughson of HNIC with the call…
from Mark Everson of the NY Post,
Averting possible arbitration or, perhaps, a trade, the Devils have signed RW David Clarkson to a three-year contract, The Post has learned.
Clarkson, 26, is believed to have agreed to salaries of $2 million, $3 million and $3 million in his new contract
Clarkson made $875G last season, a campaign ruined by a broken leg suffered from a Zdeno Chara slapshot Nov. 27. He missed 13 games before returning too soon, and after playing two games, went back on the shelf for 23 more. Clarkson was tied for the second-most goals on the team when he blocked Chara’s shot. He finished 11-13-24 in 46 games.
from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,
Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello and head coach Jacques Lemaire said they won’t know the full extent of right wing David Clarkson’s right ankle injury until Saturday morning, but all signs point to Clarkson having a broken ankle. Clarkson blocked a shot by Boston’s Zdeno Chara just 2:08 into the game and had to crawl to the bench to get off the ice.
“It doesn’t look good,” Lemaire said after today’s 2-1 shootout win over the Bruins at TD Garden. “It does not look good. We’ll see more tomorrow. We’ll have more news.”