Ryan Bayda faces a potential suspension after he was assessed a match penalty for an incident late in Thursday’s 7-4 loss to the Penguins.
Bayda exchanged high-sticks with Kris Letang during a scrum with 1:19 to play, sparking a pair of fights — one between Tim Gleason and Letang, the other between Patrick Eaves and Miroslav Satan.
Letang was assessed a game misconduct and Bayda a match penalty, which denotes an attempt to injure and carries with it an automatic
review suspension pending a review by the league office. Bayda was unavailable for comment after the game.
“I didn’t get an explanation as to what happened,” Hurricanes coach Paul Maurice said. “Two players came together and it was a high-sticking match, but I didn’t get any more than that.”
An NHL spokesman said the match penalty was assessed for a cross-check with intent to injure.