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Rick Rypien vs. Wild fan

Rick Rypien vs. Wild fan

Oct. 19, 2010

After fights with Minnesota's Brad Staubitz, Canucks forward Rick Rypien was given a double minor for roughing and a 10-minute misconduct. As he exited the ice, Rypien grabbed a jeering Wild fan by the shirt and had to be pulled away by teammate Manny Malhotra. Rypien was immediately suspended pending a hearing with the NHL to determine how long he would sit. He got six games and was fined $25,000. Commissioner Gary Bettman said in a statement: "We hold NHL players to a high standard, and there simply is no excuse for conduct of this nature. Fortunately, this incident is not typical of the way NHL players conduct themselves and is not typical of the way Mr. Rypien had conducted himself during his career."

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