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Our final post of the month involves Tyler Kennedy's fight with Toronto's Luke Schenn tonight. We were watching the Hockey Night in Canada broadcast on NHL Network and CBC host Ron MacLean just reported the NHL is investigating Kennedy's bout with Schenn. The Penguins forward may face discipline for coming off the bench to start the altercation.
-Kennedy may have violated Rule 70.2 in the NHL's Rulebook:
"70.2 Legal Line Change – A player who has entered the game on a legal line change or legally from the penalty bench (penalty time has expired) whostarts an altercation maybe subject to discipline in accordance with Rule 29 – Supplementary Discipline.
A player or players who have entered the game on a legal line change during a stoppage of play, who line up in preparation for the ensuing face-off, and who participate in an altercation shall be penalized under the appropriate rule and will be subject to discipline in accordance with Rule 29 – Supplementary Discipline (a game misconduct is not automatic in this situation unless provided for as a result of his actions in the altercation)."
-Toronto coach Ron Wilson confirmed his team asked the league to investigate the matter..
-This isn't the first time Kennedy's been involved with an altercation like this. While with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhouds of the OHL, Kennedy slashed an opponent who had punched him on the bench: