Neil sorry he missed Mair visit

BRUCE GARRIOCH, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 8:25 AM ET

OCALA, Fla. -- Ottawa Senators forward Chris Neil had a few shots of his own for Buffalo's Adam Mair yesterday.

While Neil wasn't in the hallway when Mair came charging out of the Buffalo dressing room late in Ottawa's 5-2 victory Monday at HSBC Arena, the Senators winger reiterated he wished he had been around.

"I didn't know he came after me until after (the game), when a couple of the guys told me he had come down there," said Neil. "I had used him as a punching bag before and that was the only thing I said to him. He didn't like that too much. We ended up both getting (misconducts). It would have been nice (to be there)."

A NHL source told Sun Media that NHL VP Colin Campbell is reviewing the incident and Mair is facing a suspension for coming out of the Sabres dressing room and trying to get at Neil.

The incident was caught on tape by the NHL Network, which broadcast the game.

Not only did Senators winger Jarkko Ruutu emerge from the dressing room to speak with Mair, Phil Legault, Ottawa's VP of communications, also had to step between Ruutu and Mair. Ruutu had picked up a double-minor with less than two minutes to go in the game, so he was already in the dressing room.

"(Neil's) running around jumping everybody. He won't even fight his own battles that guy. He's a (bleeping) joke, Mair said in the video.


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