Florida Panthers forward Ryan Lomberg suspended one game, coach Andrew Brunette fined

The NHL’s Department of Player Safety issued multiple infractions to members of the Florida Panthers on Monday, as winger Ryan Lomberg received an automatic one-game suspension and interim head coach Andrew Brunette was fined $10,000. Both received it for prompting the last five minutes of regulation.

The incident happened during Sunday night’s game between the Panthers and the Tampa Bay Lightning, as the two teams got into a few fights with less than four minutes to go in an explosive 8-4 game for the Lightning. Lomberg fought with Lightning defenseman Erik Cernak and received an instigating penalty and a game misconduct, the instigation being an automatic suspension in the final five minutes of a game. Brunette also received a game misconduct during the incident, which resulted in her being fined. Panthers forwards Jonathan Huberdeau and Mason Marchment also received misconducts in the game, although their reasons for being ejected have not been subject to further disciplinary action at this time.

Lomberg is in his second season with fairly consistent NHL ice time, with nine goals and 17 points in 53 games. Brunette helped ensure the Panthers didn’t miss a beat when former head coach Joel Quenneville resigned as the team went 51-16-6 when he took over in as interim head coach, the second most points in the league after the Colorado Avalanche.

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