Will update with more later.
The NHL suspended Andre Deveaux for three games for his elbow to the head of Florida’s Tomas Fleischmann Wednesday in Sunrise.
That sounds about right. The Rangers were anticipating the suspension, so either Carl Hagelin or John Mitchell—both called up Thursday—will play in Deveaux’s spot this afternoon in D.C. Maybe both will play.
Here’s Brendan Shanahan’s video explanation of the disciplinary action.
And here is the NHL’s announcement:
RANGERS’ DEVEAUX SUSPENDED FOR THREE GAMES
NEW YORK (November 25, 2011)—New York Rangers forward Andre
Deveaux has been suspended, without pay, for three games for delivering an
illegal check to the head of Florida forward Tomas Fleischmann during NHL
Game #307 Wednesday night in Sunrise, Fla., the National Hockey League’s
Department of Player Safety announced today.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and
based on his average annual salary, Deveaux will forfeit $8,513.52. The
money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
At 10:59 of the second period, Deveaux delivered a blow with
his elbow to Fleischmann’s head. Fleischmann was injured on the play and
taken to the lockerroom but returned later in the period. Officials
assessed a match penalty to Deveaux under Rule 48.5 for an illegal check to
the head that caused injury.
Deveaux will miss games this afternoon at Washington, Nov. 26
vs. Philadelphia and Nov. 29 vs. Pittsburgh. He will be eligible to return
Dec. 1 at Carolina.
For a full explanation of the decision, complete with video, please
click on the following link: