On Sunday evening, the NHL announced that Rangers forward Carl Hagelin would be suspended three games for his elbowing penalty against Ottawa's Daniel Alfredsson in Game 2 of the playoffs at The Garden. The Rangers have released the following statement regarding the NHL's decision:
"The New York Rangers accept the NHL's three-game suspension of Carl Hagelin and will not pursue an appeal. However, we are thoroughly perplexed in the ruling's inconsistency with other supplementary discipline decisions that have been made throughout this season and during the playoffs. We will have no further comment on this decision."