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11-13-2010, 05:13 PM
A Fistful of Dollars
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and briere got 3?
First offense could play into it.
Update: Burns will lose $38,172 of his $3.8 million salary. It's his first offense, so he's suspended based on $3.55 million cap hit over 186 days, not 82 games, meaning he loses two days pay.
General Manager Chuck Fletcher: "I don’t think anybody feels worse about the situation than Brent himself. You watch the play, there’s clearly no intent on Brent’s part to injure the player.
"All of us hope Steve Bernier has a speedy recovery, but for those of us that know Brent and watched him play, he’s not that type of player. He’s not a dirty player."
Fletcher said that league discipline czar Colin Campbell was sympathetic toward Burns, but he was contending with a significant injury to Bernier and had to make a statement.
Also, fom Florida's head coach (same media source as above):
DeBoer on Burns: a clean player, meant Bernier no harm. Bernier likely out for weeks.
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