4:43 p.m.: The Department of Player Safety announced that Maroon will be suspended for one game for unsportsmanlike conduct, the team’s final regular season game against Florida.
10:59 a.m.: With a first-round matchup between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Florida Panthers coming up shortly, there have been plenty of words between the two teams with Lightning forward Pat Maroon being one of the loudest. The forward was clear recently before their two-game regular season bout started Saturday to end the regular season that Tampa Bay wanted to make it clear who Florida would be playing in the first-round.
That got things started in their first game on Saturday as Maroon and Florida’s Brandon Montour, once teammates together with the Anaheim Ducks, had words with 6:02 remaining in the third period. Following that, Maroon freed himself from a referees who were escorting him off the ice and attacked Montour as the defenseman was also being escorted off ice (video here). Maroon received a minor penalty for roughing and both players received misconduct penalties.
Now, on top of that, the Department of Player Safety announced that supplemental discipline may be in order as they will have a hearing for Maroon for roughing Montour.
The two teams meet again Monday for their regular season finale before starting up again for the playoffs.