Rangers’ Carcillo ejected after hitting linesman

Dan Carcillo got a game misconduct for getting rough as a referee held him back from a scrap. If the league determines that he hit the ref, he could face a suspension.

New York Rangers forward Daniel Carcillo was given a game misconduct early in the first period of Game 3 against the Montreal Canadiens.

Carcillo got into an altercation with linesman Scott Driscoll while trying to intervene in a fight between teammate Derek Dorsett and Canadiens forward Brandon Prust.

The league looks poorly on such behaviour and Carcillo could face a lengthy suspension.

“Well, he can’t do that, obviously, what he did there, but we’ll let the league handle that,” said Vigneault. “I believe if a penalty would have been called on Prust, it probably wouldn’t have happened, but there is nothing we can do about it.”

Carcillo has two goals in eight games for the Rangers in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

–With files from the Canadian Press