The James Wisniewski “gesture.”

During his time in Anaheim, former Ducks defenseman James Wisniewski was certainly among the better personalities on the team – good sense of humor, quotable, sociable, etc. That he decided to have a laugh on the ice at the expense of a notoriously strong personality in Sean Avery is really no surprise.

That he would choose the PG-13 gesture you’re about to see (after the jump), with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman in attendance, was in questionable taste. Mildly amusing, harmless, yet still punishable. Some form of supplemental discipline wouldn’t be a surprise considering Wisniewski has been on a conference call with NHL disciplinarian Colin Campbell before, and considering that sexual puns have drawn discipline before.

That’s your setup for this video of this morning’s all-New York matchup between Avery’s Rangers and the Islanders, Wisniewski’s current employer:

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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