NEW YORK -- NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman cut Daniel Carcillos suspension from 10 games to six, meaning the New York Rangers enforcer could play in the Stanley Cup finals should the club elect to return him to the lineup. Bucks Jerseys China . The commissioner made the change Tuesday after holding a hearing with Carcillo on Friday. "I respect the leagues decision and how they came to a decision," Carcillo said Tuesday at Staples Center in Los Angeles. "Im just happy I could say my piece and be a part of it, say my side of the story. I think he took it into account, and Gary was great. The league was great." Carcillo was suspended May 23 after he appeared to twice elbow linesman Scott Driscoll, who was trying to keep Carcillo away from a fight, during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. The original ban would have kept him completely out of the Cup finals, even if the series went the full seven games. Now Carcillo, who has already served three, is eligible to play in Game 4. "A bit of a dead man walking there for the last week and a half, so to hear that this morning as soon as you wake up it gives you a little boost, a little bit of energy," Carcillo said. "Just to be able to be around the guys in three games will be great. Im just really encouraged." Carcillo was originally punished under Rule 40.3 for deliberately applying physical force to an official, which carries a suspension of at least 10 games. However, Bettman decided that "Carcillos actions were more appropriately deemed a violation of Rule 40.4 for deliberately applying physical force to an official for the sole purpose of getting free of such official during or immediately following an altercation." "The National Hockey League does not and will not, under any circumstances, tolerate or condone the abuse, physical or otherwise, of our on-ice officials," Bettman said in a statement. "The strict and proper enforcement of Rule 40, therefore, plays a critical role in safeguarding the integrity of the game by maintaining a safe and respectful working environment for our officials." The Stanley Cup finals begin Wednesday with the Rangers visiting the Western Conference champion Los Angeles Kings. If Carcillo is activated after the suspension, he will be playing in his third Stanley Cup finals in the last five years. He made it with the Philadelphia Flyers during the 2009-10 season and Chicago Blackhawks last season. Carcillo was traded to the Kings in July. The Rangers acquired Carcillo from the Kings in January for a conditional draft pick. Said Carcillo: "Looks like I would have been in the Cup final anyway." Stitched Bucks Jerseys . You can listen to the game live on TSN Radio 690 in Montreal or on TSN.ca/Montreal. Also, TSN.ca features live streaming of the post-game news conferences from the Bell Centre. The Rangers grabbed a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference Final after Sundays 3-2 overtime victory against the visiting Habs. Bucks Jerseys 2020 . -- Phil Mickelson will be watching the final two rounds of the Masters from home for the first time in 17 years.BERLIN - Borussia Moenchengladbach could only manage a frustrating 1-1 draw with visiting Mainz on Sunday, missing the chance to reclaim second place in the Bundesliga.Max Kruse put the home side ahead in the 15th minute, finishing off a great combination involving Raffael, Patrick Herrmann and U.S. defender Fabian Johnson. Receiving a pass from Johnson, Kruse controlled the ball with his right foot, turned and then lifted it to the far corner with his left.Jonas Hofmann equalized with a calmly taken penalty in the 31st, though TV replays showed it was a contentious decision as Junior Diazs cross connected with Julian Korbs arm.I got a whipped-in cross on my hand from five meters. In no way was there any intention, Korb said.Thorgan Hazard fired straight at Mainz keeper Loris Karius with five minutes to go and there was still time for Raffael to be blocked on the line with the goalkeeper beaten.The Mainz player saved very well on the line. Its a pity, Raffael said. The draw is OK, even if there was definitely more in it for us.Both sides maintained their unbeaten starts but Moenchengladbach dropped to tthird behind Hoffenheim on goal difference. Cheap Bucks Jerseys . Defending champion Bayern Munich leads by four points after seven games.Earlier, Wolfsburg defender Naldo scored to secure a 1-0 win over Augsburg, lifting the home side to sixth.The Brazilian shrugged off compatriot Caiuby, played a one-two with Sebastian Jung, and fired inside the far post in the 58th minute.We werent good in the first half but we fought and tried to get the goal in the second, Naldo said.Tobias Werner had just wasted a great chance to score at the other end.In a first half of little incident, Werners loose shoe flew off his foot and struck Kevin de Bruyne during a throw-in.It looked strange but there was no intention, said Werner.Raul Bobadilla should have scored for Augsburg in the 29th, before Halil Altintop forced a smart save from Wolfsburg keeper Diego Benaglio.Though Wolfsburg improved in the second half, Augsburg was left to rue missed opportunities. Alexander Esswein was thwarted by Benaglio late on.We had a lot of chances. They have to go in if you want to win the game. We tried everything, Werner said. ' ' '