Found April 13, 2012 on Midwest Sports Fans:
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In the final seconds of Wednesday night’s first-round NHL Playoff game between the Nashville Predators and the Detroit Red Wings, Predators defenseman Shea Weber threw a punch at Red Wings center Henrik Zetterberg. Then, after failing to land the punch in the back of Zetterberg’s head, Weber slammed Zetterberg’s head into the glass. Yesterday the NHL’s Department of Player Safety fined Weber $2,500 but did not suspend him. Failing to suspend Weber was a mistake. Here’s a .gif of the incident from SBNation: $2,500 is the maximum fine allowed under the NHL’s current CBA. NHL vice president of player safety Brendan Shanahan suggested that Weber got off with such a mild punishment because Zetterberg sustained no injuries. Shanahan also said that Weber’s actions on Wednesday would be a significant factor “in assessing any incidents involving Shea Weber throughout the remainder of the playoffs.” Shanahan came down harder on Byron Bitz of the Vancouver Canucks yesterday, suspending him t...
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