Blue Jackets’ Dubois won’t be disciplined for Muzzin cross-check

Jake Muzzin stays down behind the play after an awkward collision that has him falling head first into Oliver Bjorkstrand's leg. Despite moving all his extremities and appearing conscious, he would leave the ice on a stretcher as precaution.

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Pierre-Luc Dubois won’t see any supplementary discipline for his cross-check against Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Jake Muzzin on Tuesday.

With less than two minutes remaining in Tuesday’s matchup, Dubois shoved Muzzin behind the net, causing Muzzin to fall awkwardly and collide with Blue Jackets winger Oliver Bjorkstrand, appearing to hit his head on Bjorkstrand’s leg.

Muzzin remained down on the ice for several minutes before being stretchered off and taken to a Toronto hospital. The team announced Wednesday that the rearguard was discharged overnight and is back at the team’s hotel inside the NHL bubble as he recovers and quarantines, and has been ruled out for the remainder of the qualifying series.

Dubois was not penalized on the ice at the time of the incident, with league officials later ruling it as “a freak play that had a terrible outcome.”

The five-game series is now tied 1-1, with Game 3 set for Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET.

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