NHL Suspends Rick Rypien Six Games For Grabbing Fan

The NHL has suspended Rick Rypien of the Vancouver Canucks six games for grabbing James Engquist, a Minnesota Wild fan, at a game at Xcel Energy Center this week.

From the League:

Including the game already served while Friday’s hearing was pending, Rypien will be eligible to return to play Nov. 6 against Detroit. The Canucks also were fined $25,000, as required by League policy.

"Prior to each season, all clubs and players are advised that under no circumstances are club personnel permitted to have physical contact with fans, or enter, or attempt to enter the stands," Commissioner Gary Bettman said. "We hold NHL players to a high standard, and there simply is no excuse for conduct of this nature. Fortunately, this incident is not typical of the way NHL players conduct themselves and is not typical of the way Mr. Rypien had conducted himself during his career."

For more, visit Nucks Misconduct and Hockey Wilderness.

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