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NHL doesn't suspend Flyers' Ray Emery for instigating fight
NHL doesn't suspend Flyers' Ray Emery for instigating fight

NHL executives did not suspend or otherwise punish Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ray Emery for his length-of-the-rink dash Friday and instigation of a fight with unwilling Washington goaltender Braden Holtby, deciding that the league’s rule book did not allow for punishment beyond what was assessed on the ice after the incident. League executives would not comment publicly on their thinking, but it is believed they felt there were no specific rules that could be applied in this situation. The NHL can suspend players for conduct detrimental to the league but that provision is not part of the “playing rules” and is generally reserved for application to off-ice conduct,...

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