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by Paul on 02/23/13 at 05:12 PM ET
via David Pollak of the Mercury News,
The NHL is reviewing the final minute of the Sharks' 2-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks to determine whether Ryane Clowe left the bench or was in the middle of a line change when he went after forward Andrew Shaw.
Clowe apparently took exception to Shaw's decision to drive Joe Pavelski into the boards in the game's final seconds. Officials appeared to quickly intervene, then handed out a boarding penalty to Shaw as well as a minor for roughing and a 10-minute misconduct to Clowe.
If the league finds Clowe improperly left the bench to go after Shaw, it could mean a 10-game suspension. There could also be lesser supplementary discipline if the league determines it was part of a line change. The fact the NHL is reviewing what happened was first reported by Bob McKenzie of TSN (tweets).
I found a video of the incident, but you really can't see when Clowe left the bench, so you can watch it below if you wish and please excuse the language in the YouTube video title.
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