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01-09-2012, 04:05 AM
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Originally Posted by JawandaPuck View Post
Guess what, VAN would have had six on the ice as well had "captain" Hank not snuck off just as the B's started swarming.
NHL Rule Book

70.1 Leaving the Bench
No player or goalkeeper may leave the players’ or penalty bench at any time during an altercation or for the purpose of starting an altercation. Substitutions made prior to the altercation shall be permitted provided the players so substituting do not enter the altercation.

Henrick was in the process of a change when a brawl ensued in front of the bench. He finished his change. Lucic was in the process of his change Krejci left the bench and entered the play skating towards his zone when the brawl ensued and at this time Lucic left the bench and joined the brawl. Since he was no longer considered a player on the ice because he was entering his own bench and his replacement was on the ice he illegally left the bench to join an altercation. Just like the rule book says.
had the brawl been somewhere on the ice instead of the door where the players change Henrick would have been no where near or involved in the play. But Lucic would have still left his bench.

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