Carcillo has had his suspension reduced from 10 games to six by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman.
Carcillo was originally given an automatic 10-game suspension for making contact with an official in game three versus the Canadiens. The reduction of the suspension to six games means that Carcillo is eligible to return to the Rangers' lineup by game four of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Carcillo has been suspended for 10 games by the NHL for making contact with an official in the first period of Game 3.
While teammate Derek Dorsett was fighting Canadiens forward Brandon Prust, Carcillo hit the arm of linesman Scott Driscoll while he was attempting to intervene. He was given a game misconduct at the time. A category 40 rule was applied to the violation. Carcillo received 10 games because the contact was not incidental. Had the officials deemed Carcillo was intending to injure the ref, he would have received a 20 game suspension. Should this series go the distance, Carcillo would eligible to return in a possible game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals, but as a pending Unrestricted Free Agent (UFA), he has likely played his last game in a Rangers uniform.
The Rangers have acquired Dan Carcillo from the Kings in exchange for a 7th round pick.
After losing Derek Dorsett to a broken fibula last night, the Rangers make what coach Alain Vigneault called a "low-risk" move by bringing in another fourth-liner in. Carcillo has appeared in 26 games with the Kings this season, he has one goal, one assist, a minus-1 rating and 57 PIMs.
Carcillo is “going to miss some time,” coach Joel Queneville said, after suffering a lower-body injury.
Carcillo was playing on the Hawks first line, which could have made him a fantasy option in deep leagues, but looks like he is going to miss sometime. Keep an eye on who they move up to the first line, playing with Toews increases anyones fantasy value.
The Hawks announced Friday that Carcillo will undergo reconstructive surgery on the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee Tuesday and will miss the remainder of the season as a result of the play.
Carcillo practiced yet again with the team and likely draws back in tomorrow night against the Blackhawks. If he does play, look for "Carbomb" to flank the top line. The pugilistic winger has two goals and nine points to go along with 60 PIM over 26 games.