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Ryan Bayda fined, not suspended

Late in Thursday’s 7-4 loss to the Penguins, Carolina’s Ryan Bayda delivered a cross-check to the face of Pittsburgh’s Kris Letang.  The check sparked a mini-brawl that resulted in a total of 42 penalty minutes being assessed.  Bayda was given a match penalty, which comes with an automatic one-game suspension pending review. 

On Friday, the league reviewed the incident and decided to rescind the suspension.  Instead, they fined Bayda $2500, which is the maximum player fine allowable under the new CBA.

This is the second time this postseason that a Carolina player has had an “automatic” suspension rescinded.  Scott Walker had a suspension rescinded prior to game six of the CAR/BOS series.  Walker eventually scored the series-winning goal in game seven.  Will Bayda duplicate the feat?

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