Labrie, 27, has appeared in 13 games for the Bolts this year, going pointless while racking up 20 PIM with a minus-4 rating. His waiving comes as fellow forward Ryan Malone appears ready to be activated from IR, according to the Tampa Bay Times, meaning Labrie will be off to AHL Syracuse should he clear.
An undrafted free agent signing, Labrie — a big body, at 6-foot-3, 234 pounds — has appeared in 46 NHL contests, all with Tampa Bay.
“Nope,” Dubinsky said. “You know, I’ve played the same way my whole career and I’m not going to change. The next time I have an opportunity to play (Crosby), I’m going to play him hard.”
In case you’re wondering, that next opportunity comes on Dec. 21 in Pittsburgh, assuming that both players are healthy and not suspended.
One can understand Dubinsky’s perspective, although such honesty would be that much more interesting if there’s another incident with Crosby. His initial reaction to the hit was interestingly candid, admitting that his “stick rode up” on his adversary.
Would that stance – which, from a harsher view, might seem flippant to Dubinsky’s critics – open the door for a bigger future bit of a discipline?
Maybe, maybe not … but at least his comments aren’t as inflammatory as what John Tortorella said (at least on the record).
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