Evidence surfaces that Darnell Nurse should not be suspended!
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Evidence surfaces that Darnell Nurse should not be suspended!

He will miss tonight’s Game 5 on an automatic suspension for instigating



On Thursday, it was confirmed that Edmonton Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse was suspended one game for instigating a fight in Game 4 against the Vegas Golden Knights.

During a heated ending to an Oilers’ victory to even out the second-round series, Nurse was assessed a minor penalty for instigating, a major penalty for fighting with Nicolas Hague and a 10-minute misconduct at the 19:10 mark of the third period.

The problem is that evidence surface prior to the NHL Department of Player Safety’s announcement that Nurse was not the real instigator of the unfortunate sequence.

After the Oilers’ 4-1 win, Nurse explained how it was Hague thatwas trying to provoke a fight, which led to the scrap.

‘He threw the first eight punches,” Nurse added about the fight.

Insider Frank Seravalli also reported that Golden Knights captain Mark Stone even admitted after the game that Hague asked for the fight before the face-off.

Which all makes for pretty strong evidences that weren’t taken into consideration, leading to Nurse’s automatic suspension.

The automatic suspension could have been overturned upon review, and head coach Jay Woodcroft argued after Wednesday’s game that it should be.

But it wasn’t and now Nurse, despite accepting an invitation to fight, will miss Game 5, which takes place later tonight in Vegas.

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