Sunday, October 9, 2011
Mills unlikely to face discipline
By Katie Strang
Brad Mills is not expected to face any supplementary discipline from the league for his third-period hit on Philadelphia's Jakub Voracek.
Although the NHL has been heavy-handed in doling out punishment for hits from behind, the feeling is that Voracek turned right before impact and that the call on the ice -- a two-minute boarding penalty -- should suffice.
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David Clarkson said he was given no explanation for why he was slapped with an extra two minutes for unsportsmanlike conduct after his third-period scrap with Wayne Simmonds. Clarkson said he tried to ask the official why and was then ejected.
"I have no idea," Clarkson said. "It's frustrating when you're down like that. I just wanted to get things going or take some frustration out and I ended up getting kicked out."