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Krys Barch will talk with NHL on Tuesday

Brad Richards, Krys Barch

New York Rangers center Brad Richards (19) and Florida Panthers right wing Krys Barch (21) battle for the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, in Sunrise, Fla. The Rangers won 4-1. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)


With the Winter Classic dominating the NHL’s dealings today and the Florida Panthers out of action until Thursday, Krys Barch’s hearing will come on Tuesday, according to George Richards of the Miami Herald. Barch was tossed from Saturday’s game against the Montreal Canadiens after allegedly using a racial slur toward P.K. Subban.

Barch will speak with Colin Campbell rather than Brendan Shanahan on Jan. 3.

The Panthers acquired Barch in a trade with the Dallas Stars on Dec. 7. He was able to practice on Monday and nearly injured Tomas Kopecky with an accidental hit, according to Richards.

For an abbreviated history of racially-charged incidents in the NHL - including instances when suspensions or fines took place - check out this post from the preseason.