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The Official Site of the Nashville Predators No suspension for Hossa's hit

by Staff Writer / Nashville Predators
National Hockey League Executive Vice President and Director of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell issued the following statement after conducting a hearing with Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa earlier today into the major penalty for boarding assessed to Hossa in yesterday's Game 5 of the Conference Quarterfinal series against the Nashville Predators:

"I have made the decision that this play does not warrant supplemental discipline after considering all of the facts, including reviewing the video and speaking with Mr. Hossa.   This play is distinguishable from recent incidents by a number of factors, including the degree of contact involved; the fact that the consequences of the play do not appear to be as severe; that this was a hockey play involving a race for the puck; that Mr. Hossa is not a repeat offender and that the call of a major penalty by the Referee was significant and appropriate."
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