Radko Gudas gets several benefits from having the league rescind Sunday's game misconduct.
The Lightning defenseman saves the automatic $200 fine and, as Gudas said, "I'm just glad it comes off my record," because players with three game misconducts in a season are suspended for one game.
But is Gudas now marked as a player who can be goaded into bad penalties?
"I don't know. Talk to them. I don't know what other teams think," he said.
Gudas, 23, got a 10-minute and game misconduct with 7:09 left in the second period of Tampa Bay's 4-3 shootout win when he angrily broke his stick over the boards in front of the Panthers bench after being squirted with blue Gatorade by Scottie Upshall.
At the time, coach Jon Cooper said referee Tim Peel told him ejecting Gudas was to defuse the situation.
"I respect the call he made. I understand, partially, why he made it," Cooper said, "The 24-hour rule, sleep on it, and everybody got it right in the end."
What it means going forward is less...