Kerry Fraser has been answering rulebook questions on TSN.ca lately, and I’ve learned some interesting things. But today’s questions (about the rules which govern substitutions after an icing), lead to a strange what-if example from Fraser:
Let’s say it’s a game between Detroit and San Jose and the Red Wings ice the puck. No line change has been allowed to the offending team (Wings) and the faceoff is set to the left of Jimmy Howard. Prior to the drop of the puck, Sharks forward Devin Setoguchi punches defenceman Niklas Kronwall in the face as the two players jostle on the side wall. Setoguchi receives a roughing minor for the punch.
So now what happens? This kind of surprised me. Answer below: