Update: Florida Panthers forward Eric Selleck has been suspended for two games for leaving the bench on a legal line change for the purpose of starting a fight with Carolina Hurricanes forward Kevin Westgarth during NHL Game No. 431 in Carolina on Tuesday, March 19, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

Florida Panthers forward Eric Selleck faces a hearing with the Department of Player Safety on Wednesday afternoon.

The following grounds for potential supplemental discipline are being considered: leaving the players’ bench on a legal line change for the purpose of starting or joining an altercation (Rule 70.2). The incident occurred at the 17:02 mark of the third period during a game Tuesday night against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena.

In addition, Selleck was assessed a two-minute minor for instigating plus a five-minute major for fighting and game misconduct under Rule 46.12 (Instigator in Final Five Minutes of Regulation Time [or Anytime in Overtime]) and has received an automatic one-game suspension.


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