Found February 27, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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Ottawa Senators center Kyle Turris avoided a suspension for a crushing hit on Boston Bruins defenseman Joe Corvo Saturday night. Turris left his feet when he rocked Corvo in the third period of the Bruins’ 5-3 win. He was given two minutes for boarding. While the hit wasn’t from behind, Turris did make contact with Corvo’s head – deeming the hit a possible head shot. NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan said he decided against punishing Turris because "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." Turris, who was acquired from the Phoenix Coyotes this season, had a goal and an assist in Sunday's 5-2 victory over the New York Islanders. He has six goals and 11 assists on the season.
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