Quick receives game misconduct

Jonathan Quick was assessed a game misconduct following the San Jose Sharks’ 2-1 overtime win over the Los Angeles Kings Saturday night. According to reports, it was due to the abuse of an official.

Per rule 23.2, he will be assessed an automatic fine of $200.

He is also subject to supplemental discipline, per NHL rule 39.5, the description of which can be found by clicking on the link below. It is possible he may see an additional fine.

39.5 Game Misconduct Penalty – Game misconduct penalties shall be assessed under this rule for the following infractions:

(i) Any player who, after being assessed a misconduct penalty, persists in challenging or disputing the ruling of an official.

(ii) When a Coach or non-playing person uses obscene, profane or abusive language or gesture directed at any on or off-ice official or uses the name of any official coupled with any vociferous remarks, after already being assessed a bench minor penalty (39.3 (ii)), this Coach or non-playing person is to be assessed a game misconduct and the situation reported to the Commissioner for further action. When this type of conduct occurs after the expiration of the game, on or off the ice, the game misconduct shall be applied without the necessity of having been assessed a bench minor penalty previously.

(iii) Any player who deliberately applies physical force in any manner against an official, in any manner attempts to injure an official, physically demeans, or deliberately applies physical force to an official solely for the purpose of getting free of such an official during or immediately following an altercation shall receive a game misconduct penalty and the guidelines set out in Rule 40 – Physical Abuse of Officials are to be applied.

(iv) Any player who, having entered the penalty bench, leaves the penalty bench prior to the expiration of his penalty for the purpose of challenging an official’s ruling, shall be assessed a game misconduct penalty. He shall also be automatically suspended for the next three (3) regular League and/or Play-off games of his Club. This rule does not replace any other more severe penalty that may be imposed for leaving the penalty bench for the purpose of starting or participating in an altercation. See Rule 70 – Leaving the Bench.

(v) A minor penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct plus a game misconduct shall be imposed on a player or goalkeeper who throws his stick or any part thereof, or any other piece of equipment or object outside the playing area in protest of an official’s decision.

(vi) Any player, Coach or non-playing person who throws or shoots any equipment or other object in the general direction of an official but does not come close to making any contact. This action may occur on or off the ice.

(vii) In general, participants displaying this type of behavior are assessed a minor, then a misconduct and then a game misconduct if they persist with this type of behavior.

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