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No supplemental discipline imposed on Turris

Sunday, 02.26.2012 / 2:45 PM / News

NHL.com

NEW YORK -- Following a telephone hearing conducted this afternoon, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety has decided that no supplemental discipline is merited for a hit by Ottawa Senators forward Kyle Turris against Boston Bruins defenseman Joe Corvo in NHL Game No. 919 on Saturday, Feb. 25, in Ottawa.

"Because there was enough head contact on this hit, the Department of Player Safety felt it was necessary to convene a hearing to examine the play further," NHL Senior Vice President of Player Safety and Hockey Operations Brendan Shanahan said. "After reviewing the video extensively as we heard Turris' explanation of how the play developed, we concluded that the head was not targeted intentionally or even recklessly and that the circumstances surrounding the hit contributed significantly to the amount of head contact that resulted.

"We therefore have decided that there will be no supplemental discipline added to the penalty assessed on the play."

The incident occurred at 5:00 of the third period. A minor penalty for boarding was assessed to Turris.

I didn't think it would actually work, but it ended up working, so I'm thanking my lucky stars tonight.

— Columbus forward Nick Foligno on scoring the overtime goal after telling the Blue Jackets in the locker room that he would win the game