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Discipline Awaiting Flyers?

via Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

The Flyers were upset with Sean Avery for taking on and knocking down Matt Carle with a right hand to the jaw in a second-period fight that was the first of the defenseman’s six-year NHL career, such as it was, but it’s the Eastern leaders who surely will have to deal with NHL VP Colin Campbell for an incident that took place in the final seconds of their Garden 3-2 victory over the Rangers.

For after Brandon Prust laid a big hit on Kimmo Timonen and was skating down the boards, both Daniel Briere and Scott Hartnell threw punches from the Flyers’ bench that made contact with the Rangers’ winger. That provides grounds for supplementary discipline.

Briere was suspended for three games earlier in the season for his crosscheck to the head of the Islanders’ Frans Nielsen on Oct. 30. The center had been suspended twice previously by the league.

Watch the Avery/Carle fight below and the incident at the end of the game in the 2nd video


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K24's avatar

It looked like they barely got him.  Now, they shouldn’t have been going after him from the bench at all, but what would Campbell need to get involved for?

Posted by K24 from NYC on 01/17/11 at 11:07 AM ET

Paul's avatar

K24, I could see a fine for Briere, but then again, who knows.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/17/11 at 11:10 AM ET

MarkK's avatar

The original Ducks strike again. 

I’m a big fan of the Newbury hit on Walker right as Walker was throwing off his glove to join the fray.  It wasn’t malicious or dangerous, but entertaining.

Posted by MarkK from Maryland on 01/17/11 at 11:12 AM ET

MarkK's avatar

K24, It seems historically that one of the strictest things they have tried to actually enforce are players on the bench getting involved in any sort of roughing.  That extends beyond “You’re doin a great job, Colie”‘s tenure, and we haven’t seen it much recently though, so who knows?

Posted by MarkK from Maryland on 01/17/11 at 11:16 AM ET

Paul's avatar

Briere fined $1000.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/17/11 at 07:44 PM ET

MarkK's avatar

That will teach him.  He makes that much in what, 4 seconds of ice time?

Posted by MarkK from Maryland on 01/18/11 at 10:15 AM ET

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