Defenseman Matt Corrente continued his trend of fighting during training camp practices by fighting Myles Stoesz during a scrimmage this morning.
"It was the heat of the moment," Corrente explained. "We kind of got the sticks up and it went from there. There was no animosity."
The fight ended without a winner. In fact, both players just stopped punching.
"We looked at each other and we did what we had to do, it was a good fight, there was mutual respect there," he said.
In fact, Stoesz gave Corrente a tap of appreciation on the top of his helmet after the fifht was over.
"We're good buddies," Corrente said. "He followed me down here. He lived in Toronto a few years ago."
Corrente said the players have not been instructed not to fight during camp, but were told they didn't need to show how tough they are and that there was no need for staged fights.
Of the fight, Devis coach Jacques Lemaire said, "Good fight" and laughed.
He didn't sound as if he thought it was necessary, though.
"There will be time for this," he said.