After his Coyotes lost 7-1 to Chicago on the weekend, former Express Kyle Turris was challenged to his first NHL fight with Kris Versteeg of the Blackhawks.
Coyotes head coach Wayne Gretkzy wasn't too happy however with Versteeg challenging him to a scrap in the final seconds of his teams 7-1 win.
“I don’t like to see an 18-year-old kid (Turris) get grabbed out of a pile in a 7-1 hockey game and take a beating,” Gretzky said. "I just don’t think that there’s any room for that. It’s a 7-1 game and the kid is 18 years old. I don’t agree with that. I’ve never seen that. We’ll see what happens. We’ve got another game against them and we’ll be ready to play them.” Said Gretzky.
Versteeg was suspended for one game and Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville was fined $10 000 because Versteeg instigated the fight in the final 5 minutes of the game.