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Brandon Prust

NHL reduces Carcillo's suspension

New York Rangers forward Daniel Carcillo is eligible to play in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final after his 10-game suspension for striking an official was reduced to six games upon appeal. The NHL Players' Association asked the league to review his suspension for abusing linesman Scott Driscoll, a violation of Rule 40.3, during the first period in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. The case was heard by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman. Carcillo received a game misconduct for physical abuse of officials during the Canadiens' 3-2 overtime victory in Game 3. The incident followed a hit by Canadiens left winger Brandon Prust that left Rangers center Derek Stepan with a...