The suspension of New York Rangers forward Daniel Carcillo is over and he will now return to the team for what could be the final game of his 2013-14 season. Many thought that Carcillo had played his last game back in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals when he got into a shoving match with an official and was suspended 10 games.
Luckily for Carcillo, his suspension was reduced to just six games which means he’s eligible to return to the Rangers lineup for Game 4 this week. The only problem is, he’s returning to the Rangers at a time in which they are down 0-3 to the Los Angeles Kings and facing elimination the rest of the way through the Stanley Cup Finals.
Furthermore, Carcillo isn’t even sure he’s going to be in the Rangers lineup for Game 4.
Former #Blackhawks winger Daniel Carcillo unsure if he’ll be in the lineup for Game 4. His suspension is over.
— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) June 10, 2014
Carcillo was losing his cool after watching center Derek Stepan get his jaw broken on a hit that wasn’t called by the officials in the Eastern Conference Finals. His idea of street justice being to go after the officials was stupid and he somehow got his suspension reduced regardless.
Still, the Rangers could have used him in the first three games of the Stanley Cup and he may be returning too late to help his team bounce back.