NHL suspends Rangers’ Deveaux for three games (UPDATED)


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:


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:



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  1. Doodie Machetto on

    My first post in days and I was Carped!


    I hope they put Okposo on waivers. Would love to get him for nothing.

  2. I’m actually surprised by this decision. Three is fair, but I figured with him being a 4th liner borderline NHLer type they might use him a guinea pig and throw the book at him with 6 games to sooth the panzies in the media who think everyone player who throws a hit should be suspended for season because a player Might one Day die on the ice.

  3. Isles lost Comeau to the Flames for nothing, so I doubt they’d risk Okposo. I’m sure he has some trade value.

    McDonut looked lost against OvechCANT when he had to fill in for Stahl last season. Hopefully he’s up to the task now!

  4. LOL On Comeau. He went from one diaster of a team in the Isles to another miserable organization in the Flames. Maybe Brent Sutter will teach him to smile since Sutter brings such joy to that lockerroom.

  5. Wicky©"the NHL should penalize and suspend players that place themselves in vulnerable positions along the boards" on

    thought this portion was worth a repost

    So I meant to bring this up the other day, but I really like the “grit” the bruins play with. I mean, look at the malicious intent they show up with on every scrum (mcquaid for example on the link below). It doesn’t matter what position they are a top 6 forward or bottom pair d man. I get so tired of a bit of a scrum start and seeing VV2 just yap a bit or another ranger sashay in and give a little shoulder to shoulder bump and that is it. I understand that boston buffalo game had some energy to it, but the rangers seem to lack malicious intent at this point and that really sucks!!


    later aasens and LGR and LGD!!

  6. Good afternoon, boneheads! Had to go to work for a bit, now back home, ready for a big hockey day.

    Three does sound about right. The reason he didn’t get more is because he isn’t a repeat offender- no suspensions for him prior. Btw, if you look at the hit, it’s obvious that he intended to deliver a clean body hit originally, then when Fleischman avoided it, Deveaux stuck his elbow out. Stupid, but deserves three games

  7. Saw that, Wicky. I agree, if you go into scrum, do it with purpose. It was obvious Gaustad went after Marchant, who is much smaller, and McQuaid went in with serious intend to punish him with his fists.

  8. I’d have no problem with a suspension of 5+ games for that. Might not have been especially malicious, but it ended up being a flagrant elbow, not a poorly executed hit.

  9. >>Hi, havent seen Devaux’s hit ! Do you have a Link for me ?

    Is there something wrong with your Google?

  10. Today will probably be a matchup of backups (like the rhyme) with Biron vs. Neuvirth. 3 in 4 days with Flyers tomorrow would seem like the logical move.

  11. So much for that.

    AGrossRecord Andrew Gross
    Christensen Stralman also out with Deveaux. Lundqvist playing.

  12. Hagelin and Mitchell in. Everyone here will rejoice I’m sure. I like the Mitchell addition as I said yesterday. He’s a better offensive player than Deveaux with same size and toughness. Hagelin – can’t be any worse than EC even if he’s a little raw.

  13. Carp – Without skates probably. On skates, EC has me beat. I make Sandy McCarthy look like a great skater.

  14. AGrossRecord Andrew Gross
    Torts on Christensen scratch: “I don’t see much in Erik’s game right now.”

    Pretty much sums it up.

  15. LMAO@ “I don’t see much in Erik’s game *right now* .” Maybe he needs to visit an eye doctor?

  16. According to Steve Goldstein their TV pxp guy, Fleischman will be in lineup tonight so no injury which is why Bel Biv got 3 when he probably could have gotten 5 or 6.

  17. Just because Fleischman came back and passed the “quiet room” test doesn’t mean he didn’t sustain mild brain injury, Carp. In sure he did. I have no doubt he had headaches overnight. Tge issue is, if he gets hot hard again within tge next week or so, he’ll have a full blown concussion.

  18. So far, despite being dominated physically, Detroit is winning because of their skills. In fact, they’re fully responsible for all three goals.

  19. Carp Never understand a Player who is seeking the Head of Another One with the Elbow
    As i Said He could have more

  20. stevezipay Steve Zipay
    RT @capgeek: #NYR are just under the cap right now thanks to unattainable 75 games-played bonus for Carl Hagelin that saves them $187,500.

    Don’t forget that LTI doesn’t get used unless you are over the Cap. Also, wouldn’t be surprised if we’ve seen last of WW and his 3.8 cap hit in the NHL this season.

  21. Already Hagelin has failed to attain a bonus. Bust. Should’ve traded him for a 2nd rounder while they had the chance.

  22. and Torts hates him.

    ilb, I don’t think I suggested he wasn’t hurt … except for my usual sarcastic remark during the game that it was a Festivus Miracle he returned.

  23. They never officially placed Staal on LTIR, so it wasn’t about that. But unattainable bonus explains how they could get both of them up.

  24. Giveaway by Lidstrom…Too many passes by Detroit on PP. TRADE THEM ALL. We’ll take ’em…

    I know, Carp.

  25. Fishstiks against the Devils at 3. Now, that’s a tough one…I’d go with: a) No 3 points. b) Fishsticks should win.

  26. I have been reading and visiting the blog for 2years now. This is my first post! Carp, thank you so much for all of your work in making this the most informative and well organized Rangers blog!

  27. http://blueshirtsunited.com/posts/1385-alumni-roster-set

    So here is the Rangers’ roster for the outdoor alumni game against the Flyers:

    Goalies: Dan Blackburn, John Vanbiesbrouck
    Defensemen: Ron Greschner, Darius Kasparaitis, Tom Laidlaw, Brian Leetch, Dave Maloney, Dale Purinton, Mathieu Schneider
    Forwards: Glenn Anderson, Paul Broten, Ron Duguay, Nick Fotiu, Mike Gartner, Adam Graves, Pat Hickey, Kris King, Nick Kypreos, Darren Langdon, Stephane Matteau, Brian Mullen, Darren Turcotte
    Coaches: Mike Keenan, Emile Francis, Colin Campbell
    Ambassadors: Rod Gilbert, Ed Giacomin, Harry Howell

  28. NYR_FAN "Step-on the GAS!" on

    (Stahl on LTIR) Brooks had wrote that as a possible way to bring up MZA. Rangers oddly haven’t said anything about Stahl…

  29. NYR_FAN "Step-on the GAS!" on

    “If any of those Wings players play for NYR, they’ll conveniently look their age, and retire after a few horrible years. It’ll be just like old times!!”

    LOL! Shanny?

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