Update: 5:10PM: Darren Dreger tweets that the fine given to John Tortorella for his comments on the referees following the Winter Classic is “significant”
Tortorella apologizes for what he thought were tongue in cheek remarks. “I tainted the Classic with my mouth, and I shouldn’t have.”
— Pat Leonard (@NYDNRangers) January 4, 2012
John Tortorella has apologized for his comments about the Winter Classic at practice today. He said he was sarcastic and wrong.#rangers
— Michelle Yu (@MichelleYuSNY) January 4, 2012
Tortorella told Chris Botta and Katie Strang that he spoke with Flyers GM Paul Holmgren about the comments, Colin Campbell and will apologize to the referees in person.
Update: 11:59AM: Carp at Rangers Report tweets that Tortorella will be fined for his comments.
Original Post:11:16AM: Larry Brooks tweets that John Tortorella will not be suspended for his remarks following the Winter Classic about the referees.
It is expected that he will be fined for his comments.