Arizona Coyotes rookie Max Domi has been automatically suspended one game for instigating a fight in the final five minutes of regulation.
The league’s Department of Player Safety handed down the punishment on Friday. The incident occurred Thursday when Domi jumped Ryan Garbutt after the Anaheim Ducks forward threw a big hit on Oliver Ekman-Larsson late in the third period of that game.
Immediately after the hit, Domi went charging after Garbutt, starting from inside the Anaheim zone before eventually grabbing Garbutt at center ice. Gloves off, Domi began throwing punches before the two hit the ice.
As a result of the suspension to Domi, Coyotes head coach Dave Tippett faces a $10,000 fine in accordance with Rule 46.22 in the NHL rule book.