We know hockey players get into fights all the time, but don't they normally fight with EACH OTHER?
Vancouer Canucks enforcer Rick Rypien was suspended indefinitely Wednesday, pending a disciplinary hearing, for attacking a fan at Tuesday night's game in Minnesota. A Friday morning hearing is scheduled to decide Rypien's fate.
As Rypien was leaving the bench due to a 10-minute misconduct penalty, he reacted to Wild fan James Engquist's taunts by reaching into the stands and pushing him.
"I was just standing straight up applauding as he was getting kicked out," Engquist told the Star Tribune of Minneapolis. "He was out of control. And then I said, 'Way to be professional,' and he obviously didn't care for that comment and decided to grab me and almost dragged me over the rail. If my brother wasn't grabbing me and the other player wasn't grabbing him, he probably would have dragged me over the edge."