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Gillies gets automatic AHL suspension, apologizes on Facebook

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UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 15: Trevor Gillies #14 of the New York Islanders watches the game from the bench against the New York Rangers at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 15, 2011 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Rangers 4-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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Trevor Gillies is no stranger to going over the edge, but his ugly outburst on Rochester Americans rookie William Carrier from Friday even left him apologizing today. The Post-Star passed along this apology from Gillies’ Facebook page:

“I would like to apologize to my family back home for embarrassing the family name. To my teammates and the organization and the fans in the hockey community. I crossed the line. Thankfully the kid is okay. I’m not taking this lightly or easily and promise it won’t happen again. If you want to bash me I get it. I will just take my medicine with no response. Again I’m truly sorry - Gillies”

Here’s video of that incident one more time:

The 35-year-old is serving an automatic one-game suspension, which the AHL will review to determine if he’s worthy of additional discipline.

Gillies currently plays for the Adirondack Flames, Calgary’s AHL affiliate. He last played in the NHL in 2011-12, appearing in three games with the New York Islanders. Despite only appearing in 57 NHL games in his career, he received two lengthy suspensions.