Andrew Ference stuck in awkward spot

Bruins defenseman advocates clean play, but faces ban after hit on Ryan McDonagh

Updated: January 22, 2012, 1:47 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference has always been the type of player that stands up for his teammates. He's the type of player that has repeatedly been outspoken on the NHL's attempt to protect players from dangerous hits and potential career-ending injuries.

Ference could now face a fine or suspension for his hit Saturday on the New York Rangers' Ryan McDonagh at the 1:50 mark of overtime. Ference was assessed a five-minute major for charging and given a game misconduct, ...

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