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No news is good for Flames bad boys

STEVE MACFARLANE, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 8:51 AM ET

Dion Phaneuf was thrown out of the game for boarding, Robyn Regehr crosschecked a guy in the head, but it was Calgary Flames tough guy Andre Roy who faced NHL disciplinarian Colin Campbell in Toronto yesterday.

A suspension could be announced anytime before tomorrow's game against the Buffalo Sabres at the Saddledome, and Roy is the most likely candidate for punishment.

An angry Roy repeatedly made the throat-slashing gesture and was mouthing 'you're dead' to someone on the Columbus Blue Jackets bench in the Flames' final game before the all-star break last Wednesday.

"I haven't heard anything from either the NHL and/or Andre, so I have nothing to report," said Flames head coach Mike Keenan, who missed the replay on the big screens on the Enmax Energy Board.

"I didn't even see it. I still haven't seen it, so I don't even know why he's (in Toronto). I don't look up at the big screen very often unless I want to review a goal."

Roy, who missed yesterday's practice because of the stop in Toronto, is a repeat offender in the category of inappropriate conduct on the ice. He was given two games as a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2005 for the same gesture during the pre-season.

He was flying back after spending all-star weekend in Montreal and stopping over in Toronto, but he wasn't happy with the result of the last incident.

"Not really," he told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review at the time. "The gesture was there, but it's like wrestling, they do all kinds of stuff and there's kids in the stands. It's entertainment. Even one game I thought would have been too much. But I guess they're trying to give a good image. I can't do anything about it.

"I have to be careful next time, I guess."

As for Regehr's crosscheck, Keenan hadn't heard anything as of yesterday afternoon, but wasn't sure whether the check to Derek Dorsett drew blood, or if it was a result of the aftermath.

"Their player was clearly kicked by his own player accidentally while he was on the ice," said Keenan. "When he jumped up, that was after he was kicked by his own player."

Regehr took a red-eye flight back to Saskatchewan and was secluded with family at his cabin there, but he says he hasn't seen or heard anything about supplemental discipline.

"From what I can remember, it was a battle that happened in the corner after we were chasing down an iced puck. There were a lot of guys in there. After (the crosscheck) happened, he went down and there was a guy that kicked him as well -- one of his own players. His skate came and hit him there in the head or face, too. There were a whole lot of things happening there."

Regehr, Roy and Phaneuf could all be fined without the NHL making it public.


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