Friday, October 9, 2009

Oilers' Quinn fined $10,000

Oilers head coach Pat Quinn.

Oilers head coach Pat Quinn.

Photograph by: Larry Wong, Edmonton Journal

EDMONTON — Pat Quinn, the Edmonton Oilers forthright bench boss, has been fined $10,000 for his post-game comment about vigilante justice.

Quinn had suggested that in his day, one of Sheldon Souray's teammates would have taken a stick to the head of the Calgary Flames Jarome Iginla.

Souray was left with a concussion after he had been tripped up by Iginla in a race to the puck. The Oiler slammed into the boards in a play that netted Iginla a two-minute minor.

"Mr. Quinn's comments were inappropriate and without justification," said Colin Campbell, the NHL's principle disciplinarian.

"We have been informed of the league's decision. We accept it and will have no further comment on this matter," Quinn stated in a release.

In the post-game conference, Quinn had said that where "I come from, you do dirt with dirt."

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