April 15, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Craig Adams (27) fights against Philadelphia Flyers left wing Scott Hartnell (19) during the third period in game three of the 2012 Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Wells Fargo Arena. The Flyers defeated the Penguins, 8-4. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-US PRESSWIRE
Craig Adams will miss Game 4 between the Flyers and Penguins. He received an automatic one-game suspension and Dan Bylsma has been fined $10,000 for actions on Game 3.
Craig Adams will not be available for the Pittsburgh Penguins when they try to avoid elimination in Wednesday night's Game 4 against the Philadelphia Flyers. Adams has been suspended one game by the NHL as a result of his fight at the 15:18 mark of the third period during Sunday's Game 3.
Head coach Dan Bylsma has also been fined $10,000 as a result of Adams' actions.
It's an automatic suspension in accordance with Rule 46.12, which states that players cannot instigate fights in the final five minutes of a game, and that coaches responsible for players who do so must pay the hefty fine. We'd say this qualifies as instigation:
Adams received a minor penalty for instigation, a major penalty for fighting and a game misconduct on the play.
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