IceDogs get break

TERRY KOSHAN -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 7:44 AM ET

Daniel Carcillo will play for the Mississauga IceDogs again.

Carcillo, who was suspended for the balance of the regular season in January after cross-checking Adam McQuaid of the Sudbury Wolves in the face, has been reinstated by Ontario Hockey League commissioner David Branch.

Carcillo will be eligible to return to the IceDogs lineup for their first playoff game later this month.

"I was optimistic but I don't want to be in this position again in any league," Carcillo, a Pittsburgh Penguins prospect, said. "I was excited to hear the news. I've been counting the minutes since Iwas suspended."

Carcillo, who will have been suspended a total of 40 games this season for two incidents, used some of his idle time to speak publicly about sportsmanship and fair play, Branch said.

"I think all young people deserve a second chance," Branch said. "There have been sincere efforts on his part to reconcile his actions."

BLUNDEN GETS 10

Forward Michael Blunden of the Erie Otters has been suspended 10 games by the OHLfor throwing a stick into the stands during a game against the London Knights on Sunday. Blunden collided with Knights star Corey Perry and then threw Perry's stick into the stands.


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