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Daniel Carcillo of New York Rangers has suspension reduced to 6 games

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman cut Daniel Carcillo’s suspension from 10 games to six, meaning the New York Rangers’ enforcer could play in the Stanley Cup Final should the team elect to return him to the lineup.


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NEW YORK – League commissioner Gary Bettman cut Daniel Carcillo’s suspension from 10 games to six, meaning the New York Rangers’ enforcer could play in the Stanley Cup Final should the team elect to return him to the lineup.

The commissioner made the change Tuesday after holding a hearing with Carcillo on Friday.

“I respect the league’s decision and how they came to a decision,” Carcillo said Tuesday. “I’m just happy I could say my piece and be a part of it, say my side of the story.”

Carcillo was suspended May 23 after he appeared to twice elbow linesman Scott Driscoll, who was trying to keep Carcillo away from a fight, during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals against Montreal. The original ban would have kept him completely out of the best-of-seven Stanley Cup Final, which starts Wednesday in Los Angeles.

Carcillo, who has already served three games, is eligible to play in Game 4.

“A bit of a dead man walking there for the last week and a half. So to hear that this morning, as soon as you wake up, it gives you a little boost, a little bit of energy,” Carcillo said.

Carcillo was originally punished under Rule 40.3 for deliberately applying physical force to an official, which carries a suspension of at least 10 games. But Bettman decided “Carcillo’s actions were more appropriately deemed a violation of Rule 40.4 for deliberately applying physical force to an official for the sole purpose of getting free of such official during or immediately following an altercation.”

Kings get a scare at practice

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick said he is fine after taking a shot off his collarbone in practice at Staples Center.

Quick said he cut his practice short as a precaution. Kyle Clifford took the shot that struck Quick.

Quick won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP while leading Los Angeles to its first NHL title in 2012.

Kings defenseman Robyn Regehr is hoping he is healthy enough to be available for Game 1. Regehr has been out since May 3, missing 13 games after injuring his knee in the second round against Anaheim.



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