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Rangers' Deveaux gives Fleischmann elbow to head

Posted on: November 23, 2011 10:55 pm
Edited on: November 23, 2011 10:56 pm
 

By Brian Stubits

In the second period of the Florida Panthers' 2-1 win over the Rangers, New York forward Andre Deveaux gave Brendan Shanahan a reason to work on Thanksgiving.

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.

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H/t to Kukla's Korner

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Since: Apr 24, 2008
Posted on: November 24, 2011 8:37 am
 

Rangers' Deveaux gives Fleischmann elbow to head

see ya later buddy, there goes your shot at the show this year.



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