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Team to Roy: Take some time off



The Lightning has given Andre Roy the week off with pay while the brain trust decides what to do with the volatile forward.

Roy was sent home from the road trip after two fights with Philadelphia's Riley Cote on Thursday. Later in the game, Roy stood on the bench and jawed with Cote. He pointed fingers, made throat-slitting gestures and yelled, "You're (expletive) dead."

Coach John Tortorella grabbed Roy by the shoulders, got in his face and shoved him into his seat.

Roy has already been suspended once this year for having words with Tortorella, who has been critical of Roy's inability to control his emotions.

[Last modified: Sunday, August 16, 2009 4:38pm]


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