Rangers forward Daniel Carcillo's suspension reduced to six games
The NHL has reduced the suspension of New York Rangers forward Daniel Carcillo to six games for making contact with an official during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Montreal Canadiens, the league announced Tuesday. The suspension was originally for a minimum of ten games.
Carcillo was suspended for the incident in which he made contact with linesman Scott Driscoll.
Carcillo has already served three games, and won't available until Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Los Angeles Kings. The series starts Wednesday night in Los Angeles.
The nine-year NHL veteran was originally suspended under Rule 40.3 for deliberately applying physical force to an official. The league says that a violation of that rule requires a suspension of "not less than ten (10) games."
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