Melbourne midfielder James Harmes has been charged with rough conduct and handed a one-game suspension by the AFL's Match Review Officer following Friday night's clash between the Demons and Blues.

The incident in question involved Harmes and Carlton wingman Matt Cottrell early into the final quarter of Melbourne's 17-point win, with the MRO charging Harmes for his actions.

After fumbling possession in his defence 50, Cottrell was placed over the ball before being met by Harmes at the contest, with the premiership Demon moving into a bumping action as he braced for contact.

The collision saw Harmes penalised for high contact after his left shoulder made first contact close to Cottrell's head.

Harmes' actions have been graded as careless conduct, medium impact and high contact, resulting in a one-game suspension for the 27-year-old.

The charge sees Harmes suspended for his side's Round 13 King's Birthday clash against Collingwood, with Melbourne able to challenge the charge at the AFL Tribunal.

Melbourne has already ruled out defender Jake Bowey for the match against the Magpies due to concussion, while Simon Goodwin is set to have Clayton Oliver (hamstring) and Michael Hibberd (managed) available for selection.

Harmes was brought into the game against the Blues as the tactical sub midway through the third quarter after Bowey suffered a head knock, notching up his sixth appearance of 2023.

Not other incidents were cited from Friday's match.