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The Real Reason Malkin Wasn’t Suspended

Published by on June 4, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

The NHL rule for instigating a fight in the final five minutes of a game is clear. 

Rule 47.22 reads:  "A player who is deemed to be the instigator of an altercation in the final five minutes or at any time in overtime shall be suspended for one game, pending a review of the incident. The director of hockey operations will review every such incident and may rescind the suspension based on a number of criteria. The criteria for the review shall include, but not be limited to, the score, previous incidents, etc..."

NHL Executive Vice-President and Director of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell reportedly reviewed the "incident" and determined no suspension was needed. 

He said, "None of the cri...

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