Unlike the St. Louis Blues’ Maxim Lapierre, San Jose Sharks forward Brent Burns will not face discipline from the NHL for his actions on Tuesday night.
Following Lapierre’s check from behind on Sharks defenceman Dan Boyle, Burns hit Blues forward Brenden Morrow from behind into the boards. The Sharks winger was dealt a two-minute boarding penalty on the play, which was met with a chorus of boos from Blues fans.
The NHL’s department of player safety took a look at the Burns hit, Hockey Central insider John Shannon reports, but ruled that Morrow threw a reverse hit into Burns on the play but Burns won the physical confrontation. Thus, Burns will not face supplementary discipline for the hit:
Burns on Morrow hit was also looked at. It was viewed that Morrow threw a reverse hit into Burns,and Burns won the physical battle.
— John Shannon (@JSportsnet) October 16, 2013
The Sharks won the game 6-2 and remain undefeated.
Morrow, who was injured on the play, did not skate with the Blues Wednesday morning.