AHL considering further rule changes to fighting

Elliotte Friedman and Damien Cox take a look at the NHL’s biggest stories, with the Predators trying to sign Jimmy Vesey and the AHL cracking down on fighting.

The American Hockey League is looking to get tougher on fighting, according to Elliotte Friedman.

“The American Hockey League, a couple of years ago, decreased the amount of fighting majors to get ejected from the game from three to two,” Friedman said on Saturday’s Hockey Night in Canada. “The League is also considering some tougher rules against fighting, not so much to eliminate it from the league, but to take a look at the players who only really do it one dimensionally. It has asked the NHL for feedback and if the feedback is positive, you can expect the American Hockey League will present this for next season.”

The mention of the ejection rule is in reference to the AHL rule change that made it so a player who fought twice, instead of three times, in a game would be thrown out.

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