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Walker fined, not suspended.

The NHL’s disciplinary committee handed down one of its most perplexing rulings in quite some time.  Scott Walker, was fined $2500 for his actions at the end of game five and the automatic one game suspension was rescinded.  Since the suspension wasn’t upheld, I assume that the $10k fine to Paul Maurice was also rescinded. 

This benefits the Hurricanes, but I’m bewildered by it.  My immediate thoughts during the game were that he wouldn’t face supplemental discipline, and I included that thought in my game wrap-up.  Later, when I was reminded of rule 47.22, I assumed that he would get the one game suspension but nothing else. 

For reference:  here’s the rule, verbatim:

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