Wow... he talks about how they lost their identity of "Flyer Hockey" and how the Flyers have always played a certain way over the years in defense of hitting a teammate... can't imagine why they can't get rid the label that they are a bunch of goons.
You can look at it 2 ways, either Pitkanen is taking the high road and being civilized about it, doing what's best for the team, instead of further driving a wedge into the team he'll let Todd cool off.
He knows punching back so soon would be unwise and would likely see him placed on long term IR. His only option is a Philadelphia tradition...training montage. THEN he'll punch back...for 15 rounds.