While Brandon Dubinsky showed off what looked to either be bite marks or deep scratches on his right wrist today, and added in addition to a tetanus shot he had taken antibiotics to ward off infection, an incredulous Shaone Morrisonn, the accused biter, swore he sank no teeth marks in Dubinsky.
"I have no idea," Morrisonn said. "I heard that and I don't know what he's talking about. I don't know that is all about, actually. It's weird that he said that. (GM George McPhee) is handling it. It was news to me when we landed last night. I didn't really understand what he is saying. I don't know what to say. That's not what happened. I didn't do that or anything like that...I was kind of shocked that they would say that but, you know, this is what they do."
Added coach Bruce Boudreau, "I get so ticked off when I hear that. Shaone doesn't know what the heck they're talking about and I don't either and I looked at it from every different angle. I didn't see a thing...He steadfastly denied doing anything and he was angry, like, 'What are you talking about?' I said, 'I'm just asking.'"
Doesn't take a great reporter here to realize somebody is lying. Objectively, I can report I saw a wound on Dubinsky's right wrist. But there's no way I can confirm that it was from being bitten.
Still awaiting word from the league office as to what Donald Brashear's punishment will be for his high hit to Blair Betts, who is out indefinitely with a broken orbital bone and concussion. Frankly, the Rangers don't care what the punishment is because they've already lost in this trade. Brashear, a marginal enforcer for the Capitals, had nothing to do in the series while Betts, arguably, was one of the Rangers top three or four players all series with his penalty killing.
"It means nothing to us," Aaron Voros said of a possible suspension. "It's not going to affect the way we play the game."