Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller stops a shot as Sabres' Mike Weber (6) collides with Philadelphia Flyers' Daniel Carcillo (13) during the second period in Game 4 of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup playoffs hockey series in Buffalo, N.Y., Wednesday, April 20, 2011. Carcillo has been suspended without pay or the first two games of next season for confronting officials during this year's playoffs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-David Duprey
PHILADELPHIA - Flyers forward Dan Carcillo has been suspended without pay for the first two games of next season for confronting officials during this year's playoffs.
NHL senior vice-president Mike Murphy announced the ruling Tuesday. Carcillo acknowledged during a hearing that he regrets his actions.
The league says Carcillo "engaged in aggressive behaviour and inappropriate conduct directed at the officials" between the first and second periods of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against Boston.
Carcillo also confronted linesman Brian Murphy at the Flyers' bench and argued with him before the start of the second period.