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Brandon Prust might be suspended for his elbow to Anton Volchenkov

May 19, 2012, 3:50 PM EDT

Game 3 between the Rangers and Devils didn’t go without incident.

While New York seized a 2-1 series lead with a 3-0 win over New Jersey, Rangers forward Brandon Prust caught the ire of the Devils thanks to his elbow on Anton Volchenkov.

Prust catches Volchenkov square in the back of the head with a rather needless hit. Prust wasn’t penalized and Volchenkov didn’t leave the game with an injury. Brendan Shanahan will have to debate if Prust did that intentionally or if it was an “accidental” play thanks to Volchenkov’s sudden turn.  Have a look for yourselves and debate whether we’ll see Prust suit up for Game 4 or not.

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  1. sbs0311 - May 19, 2012 at 3:57 PM

    Even if it isn’t deemed “accidental,” I don’t believe Prust has any suspension history. While we can’t count on consistency, the lack of history and no injury should result in a fine…

    …which means a two game suspension is likely on its way.

  2. vindicatus - May 19, 2012 at 4:04 PM

    Absolutely pathetic non-call. The officiating this entire post season has been a JOKE.

    • chill1184 - May 20, 2012 at 9:46 AM

      Officiating in general among all four leagues can been pretty bad as of late

  3. anthonykornheiser - May 19, 2012 at 4:34 PM

    if he is suspended and with rangers injuries at forward. Who plays? bickel as a 4th line winger? Maybe give JT Miller a shot. I know they called him up. catch lightning in a bottle twice with kreider and possibly miller.
    That would be a huge blow to the NYR PK. With him and dubinsky out, thats rough.

  4. biffnasty - May 19, 2012 at 5:02 PM

    Should have been a penalty, shouldn’t be suspended. Given shanahan’s consistency, I foresee a 32 game suspension

    • maalea - May 19, 2012 at 6:24 PM


      I only have one thing to say and that is that you are a ‘tard.

    • wicky888 - May 19, 2012 at 6:58 PM


  5. gmenfan1982 - May 19, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    I’m a rangers fan and that should definitely have been called in the ice. That’s an awful missed call. As for a suspension, I wouldn’t be upset with it if it happens. I think it’s worthy of a game. But then again I’ve seen worse go for nothing so who knows what will happen.

  6. stakex - May 19, 2012 at 6:31 PM

    Its should have been called on the ice, no question.

    A suspensions though? A much tougher call. Its clear Prust was just trying to line Volchenkov up when he suddenly changed directions on him. It doesn’t look intentional at all, and with no injury/suspension history…. I would not be shocked to see just a fine.

    Given how Shanahan works though, who the hell knows.

  7. brian32556 - May 19, 2012 at 9:22 PM

    I’m a Ranger fan and my first reaction was that it might be intentional, but the front side shot makes it look like he was leaning to get his balance when Volblahblah changed direction. Penalty should have been called, but I can’t remember Prust ever doing anything like that intentionally before (and Volblahblah wasn’t injured), so I think a fine will be in order.

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