New York (WKBW/NHL.com) Buffalo Sabres Head Coach Ron Rolston has been fined an undisclosed amount for player selection and team conduct as a result of events that took place at 10:01 of the third period during NHL preseason game No. 61 against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Toronto on Sunday Sept. 22.
The events took place during the face-off after Buffalo forward Corey Tropp fought Toronto forward Jamie Devane. Buffalo forward John Scott initiated an altercation with Toronto forward Phil Kessel, who he was lined up against on the face-off, resulting in several fights. In total, 211 penalty minutes, including three game misconducts, were assessed due to various altercations.
The NHL also announced on Tuesday that Leafs forward Phil Kessel has been suspended for the remainder of the preseason. Kessel will miss the final three exhibition games for slashing .
Sabres players were off on Tuesday. Team officials were not commenting on the fine on Tuesday night. Ron Rolston is expected to address the fine during the teams morning skate on Wednesday.