Flyers' Carcillo suspended for two games next season

The Sports Network

5/17/2011 3:23:43 PM

Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - The National Hockey League has suspended Philadelphia Flyers forward Dan Carcillo two regular season games, without pay, for his actions off the ice following the first period of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Boston Bruins on May 6.

Carcillo was suspended for an incident outside of the officials' locker room following the first period and a verbal confrontation with linesman Brian Murphy at the players' bench prior to the start of the second period.

"Between the first and second period, while off ice and outside the officials' locker room, Mr. Carcillo engaged in aggressive behavior and inappropriate conduct directed at the officials," said Murphy. "While Mr. Carcillo acknowledged in the hearing that he regrets his actions outside of the officials' room, there can be no defense for his conduct.

"I also reviewed the verbal confrontation between Carcillo and linesman Brian Murphy at the players' bench prior to the start of the second period and have determined that, while the verbal abuse may have been worthy of a penalty, there is no evidence that Carcillo's action merit supplemental discipline," concluded Murphy.

In 57 regular-season games this season, Carcillo had four goals and two assists. He also had two goals and one assist in 11 playoff contests for the Flyers, who were swept by the Bruins.

Carcillo will miss the first two contests of the 2011-12 season.