The Rangers and Oilers exchange pleasantries
The Rangers and Oilers exchange pleasantries. AP Photo/Peter Morgan

A busy weekend around the league saw a total of 16 fights, including a brawl between the Oilers and Rangers. Following a pair of anticipated bouts between Steve MacIntyre and Derek Boogaard, a quick tussle between Ladislav Smid and Sean Avery saw Avery deck Smid with a single punch.

Words were exchanged during Avery's journey to the dressing room and a melee ensued. Zack Stortini and Brandon Prust danced at center ice and Theo Peckham came off the bench to take on Brian Boyle.

Other notable scraps from the weekend included an absolute slugfest between Eric Boulton and John Erskine as well as a surprisingly one-sided affair involving Cam Janssen and Paul Bissonnette.

Burns butt-ends Bernier, suspended two games

Brent Burns was suspended for two games after he butt-ended Steve Bernier with his stick during the closing moments of Thursday's Wild-Panthers game. Bernier suffered a nasty cut and a broken orbital bone, which required surgery. He will be out of action indefinitely.

Video of the incident is here:

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Eric Boulton vs John Erskine Nov 14, 2010
Theo Peckham vs Brian Boyle Nov 14, 2010
Zack Stortini vs Brandon Prust Nov 14, 2010

Ladislav Smid vs Sean Avery Nov 14, 2010

Steve MacIntyre vs Derek Boogaard Nov 14, 2010

Steve MacIntyre vs Derek Boogaard Nov 14, 2010
Zenon Konopka vs Kevin Westgarth Nov 13, 2010

Matt Martin vs Kevin Westgarth Nov 13, 2010

Cory Sarich vs Jamal Mayers Nov 13, 2010

Nick Boynton vs Francis Bouillon Nov 13, 2010
Cam Janssen vs Paul Bissonnette Nov 13, 2010

Michael Rupp vs Chris Thorburn Nov 13, 2010

Tanner Glass vs Mike Brown Nov 13, 2010

Chris Campoli vs Mark Recchi Nov 13, 2010

Chris Neil vs Zdeno Chara Nov 13, 2010

Brent Burns vs Steve Bernier Nov 12, 2010

Zack Stortini vs David Clarkson Nov 12, 2010