It appears as though Brandon Dubinsky will be the only one paying a price for a massive brawl that broke out in the third period of the New York Rangers rout of the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday.
While no suspensions were handed down, Dubinsky was fined an undisclosed amount for his role in the brawl where he appeared to grab Oilers' forward Colin Fraser from the bench.
The melee broke out with the Rangers holding a three-goal lead in the third period when Rangers' agitator Sean Avery delivered a tough hit on Fraser, sending him into the boards. Avery was then challenged to a fight by Oilers' defenceman Ladislav Smid. According to reports, Avery declined Smid's invitation, then proceeded to sucker punch him initiating a massive brawl that saw 124 penalty minutes, five misconducts and four ejections handed out.
Smid sustained a concussion on the play and the Oilers were furious with Avery following the game.
"I thought it was pretty gutless," forward Steve MacIntyre told reporters. "It just shows you what kind of guy he is. He'll get his. Somebody who is bigger and tougher ... he'll get what's coming."
Edmonton will have to wait for their chance for revenge as the two teams do not meet each other again this season.