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In-CARCILL-rated…? One Game Suspension

Apr 16, 2009, 11:39 AM EDT

Dc_34079 Yesterday, teams were sent a message about "sending a message".  Confused?  Well so are coach John Stevens and Flyers forward Dan Carcillo.  At 3pm, the Flyers tough guy acquired in a trade for fan favorite Scottie Upshall will attend a hearing with the NHL and face a possible suspension.  This all stems from Carcillo's presence on the ice in the lopsided opening game one loss by the Flyers last night.  Although no penalty was called, rumor has it that Carcillo made contact with Pens forward Maxime Talbot to leave a calling card for the next match.  Per Tim P of CSN Philly "Carcillo struck Max Talbot near or in the face with his stick on the final faceoff of the game. "  The league's most penalized team saw their 16 minutes of disadvantage-ness come back to bite them in the form of Crosby's early power play goal.   Now they run the risk of losing a regular forward for Game 2 on Friday.  Keep an eye on this post for any updates as to the ruling.  After seeing the video (very end of this clip) on Sportsnite, Talbot puts his head down after losing the faceoff and Carcillo comes down with a punch to the back of the head.  Talbot rears away in discomfort and collapses.  Clap… Clap… Clap.  Carcillo serves his 1 game supsension tomorrow night for Game 2 and will be replaced in the lineup by defenseman Luca Sbisa.