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NHL will not suspend Burrows for instigating


Alex Burrows, Jeff Vinnick/National Hockey League/Getty Images

The National Hockey League has opted not to suspend Vancouver Canucks forward Alexandre Burrows for the instigator penalty he was assessed during Game 3 of his team's playoff series with the Calgary Flames.

Burrows fought Flames defenceman Kris Russell in the dying seconds of the dying minutes of the Canucks' 4-2 loss on Sunday night and was assessed a fighting major, a game misconduct, as well as boarding and instigator minors during the melee.

The League's Department of Player Safety explained the ruling via Twitter on Monday afternoon.

The incident occurred at 18:35 of the third period and began with Burrows boarding Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau. Burrows subsequently got ina fight with Russell which resulted in the former being assessed an additional two minutes for instigating.

Burrows scored 18 goals and 15 assists in 70 games with the Canucks during the regular season and has registered two assists in three games in the series.

Though Burrows will not be suspended, the penalty will remain on Burrows' record with the league for future consideration in disciplinary matters.

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Am I the only one enjoying the stuff when the games end. Its kind of like the players release all of there angry energy at the end of the game.

Also its nice to see Burr fight I remember in his early seasons he was one of the best fighters I have ever seen.

U joking on that last part? Haha I think that may have been his first win

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Guest Dasein

While I think this was the right decision, I'm wondering if Vrbata needs to be moved up to the first line.

Yeah we really need Vrbata to get going...

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