Posted on: November 25, 2011 1:00 pm
Edited on: November 25, 2011 1:58 pm
By: Adam Gretz
Andre Deveaux of the New York Rangers wasn't quite as lucky as Winnipeg's Zach Bogosian when it came to the result of his Thanksgiving day meeting with the NHL's disciplinary board.
The NHL announced on Friday that Deveaux has been suspended three games as a result of his elbow to the head of Panthers forward Tomas Fleischmann during Florida's 2-1 win on Wednesday night.
Here's Brendan Shanahan's latest video explaining the punishment:
The three-game suspension will leave Deveaux sidelined for the Rangers' upcoming games against Wasington (Friday), Philadelphia (Saturday) and Pittsburgh (Tuesday). He will be eligible to return to the New York lineup Thursday, Dec. 1 when the Rangers travel to Carolina to take on the Hurricanes.
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Posted on: November 25, 2011 9:09 am
Edited on: November 25, 2011 9:10 am
By: Adam Gretz
Brendan Shanahan had a pair of disciplinary meetings on Thursday due to hits that took place on Wednesday night. We're still waiting to here what comes out of the hearing that involved New York Rangers defenseman Andre Deveaux for his hit to the head of Florida Panthers forward Tomas Fleischmann, but the NHL did announce that Winnipeg Jets defense Zach Bogosian will not face any supplemental discipline for his hit on Washington Capitals rookie Cody Eakin.
This is what the play looked like midway through the second period of Washington's 4-3 overtime victory on Wednesday night:
According to the disciplinary board in a statement released by the league, "in spite of the fact that there was contact with the head, when Bogosian committed to the check, he was coming for Eakin's shoulder and Eakin's change of direction and opening up after his dump-in just prior to the contact contributes enough that there will be no supplementary discipline."
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Posted on: November 23, 2011 10:55 pm
Edited on: November 23, 2011 10:56 pm
The Rangers tough guy delivered an elbow to the head of Tomas Fleischmann in open ice. Fleischmann left the game for a while but did come back and played well enough to receive one of the Stars of the game. Here's a look.
At first he was sent to the penalty box, but upon further deliberation, Deveaux was given a game misconduct in addition to the five-minute major on the play. The game misconduct automatically means a review, but something tells me Shanahan was going to take a closer look at this one.
“I don’t know, I haven’t seen it yet, it happened quickly. I probably can’t comment on it until after I see it,” Deveaux said after the game. “He was cutting in. I went to finish my check. I just remember that he went down. I haven’t seen it. I don’t know how bad it is. I know I elbowed him. He came back, so that’s good.”
Looking at Deveaux, he does have a history on his record, so you can all but guarantee Shanahan will lay a pretty heavy hammer on Deveaux in this case. I wouldn't be surprised if Deveaux is called in for an in-person hearing, opening him up to a suspension of at least five games.
For Deveaux, this could cost him more than a few games and pay. Andrew Gross of the Bergen Record suggests that Deveaux could be sent down to Connecticut of the AHL and Mats Zuccarello be given a shot to prove his worth.
Posted on: September 28, 2011 4:11 pm
Edited on: September 28, 2011 11:44 pm
It's another day and we have another Brendan Shanahan ruling laid down.
Tom Sestito of the Philadelphia Flyers came from another state to nail the Rangers' Andre Deveaux that helped send that game into a spiraling mess that ended up with some other controversial moments. For that hit, Sestito will be forced to sit out the remainder of the preseason (two games) and two regular-season matches.
Here's the ruling explained from Shanahan.
The morning after the hit, Sestito was placed on waivers as part of the process of sending him down to the AHL, although that was likely to happen regardless of the hit. Sam Carchidi at the Flyers Report says that Sestito will be recalled from the minors and sit the two-game suspension then.
Sestito commented on his Twitter feed, mentioning his lack of priors was a factor in getting just the two games.
"Verdict is out, luckily I haven't had a previous suspension things could have been a lot worse! Time to move on and get the season going."
That's obviously a very big factor for Shanahan in making these rulings. It's why teammate Jody Shelley received a five-game ban after his hit on the Maple Leafs' Darryl Boyce, which left Boyce with a broken nose.
Oh, and this happens to come down on Sestito's birthday. This is quite a present from the NHL. More like coal in the stocking.