TSN's Bob McKenzie reported that Capitals forward Alexander Semin has been fined by the NHL but will not be suspended for his cross check to the back of Colorado defenseman John-Michael Liles' head.
In the second period of Washington's eventual 3-2 loss to the Avalanche on Saturday night, Semin cross-checked Liles after the two had exchanged jabs in front of the Colorado net. Liles was bleeding after the altercation and Semin was given a five minute major for cross-checking and a game misconduct.
While the NHL will not prohibit Semin from facing the New York Rangers tonight at Madison Square Garden, the Capitals
may have recalled have put right wing Andrew Gordon on standby for tonight's game. There is no official word from the team on a recall yet, but Gordon tweeted that he landed in New York this morning while the Bears are slated to play a game in Charlotte at 3 p.m.
The Capitals didn't hold a morning skate in New York -- the Knicks have a game that started at 12 p.m. there -- but I'll have more from Madison Square Garden this afternoon.