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Tyler Meyers will face no suspension after hit on Zubrus

Brendan Shanahan, the NHL’s senior vice-president of player safety, reviewed the play today and came to the conclusion that there was significant head contact. However, he felt Myers did not target Zubrus head and tried for a body check when Zubrus leaned forward to reach for the puck.

Meyers clocked Zubrus at the 10:00 mark of the second period. The game was Zubrus 1,000 in the NHL. He left the game after being dazed and did not return.

GM Lou Lamoriello offered no comment on the situation and lack of disciplinary action.

 

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Crow's avatar

Are you serious?  Shannahan is full of it.  What ever happened to the “onus falls upon the hitter no matter if there was intent or not”?  Shanahan said he agreed that Brendan Smith’s hit on Ben Smith’s head was not intentional, yet he gets suspended for 5 games?  WTF?

Posted by Crow on 11/18/11 at 09:41 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Exactly, and Myers got even less of the body than Smith did.  Looks like all the whinny GMs got there way after all.

Posted by Hootinani on 11/19/11 at 02:01 PM ET

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