New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather issued a statement on behalf of the hockey club regarding today’s announcement of disciplinary action levied by the National Hockey League against the organization. The multiple sanctions resulted from NHL Game #207 against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday, November 9.
“The New York Rangers accept and will fully comply with the disciplinary actions rendered by the National Hockey League today and have no further comment on the matter,” said Sather.
In the ruling, Rangers forward Krzysztof Oliwa has been suspended for five games; head coach Bryan Trottier for two games and forward Sandy McCarthy has been fined $1,000. In addition, the New York club was fined $25,000 for the incident.
The money generated from the player suspension and fines will be directed to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund, while the financial penalty incurred by the organization will go to the NHL Foundation.