Grabovski not expected to face further discipline for boarding Sedin

Mikhail Grabovski got a five-minute penalty and a game misconduct for this hit from behind on Henrik Sedin.

New York Islanders forward Mikhail Grabovski is not expected to be fined or suspended for his hit from behind on Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin on Sunday, according to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun.

With under two minutes remaining in the first period, Grabovski shoved Sedin in the numbers right in front of the Vancouver bench.

Grabovski received a five-minute major for boarding and a game misconduct. According to LeBrun, the NHL reviewed the play and felt that Grabovski’s in-game punishment was enough.

Sedin was hurt on the play and had to leave the game with tightness in his shoulder. He is questionable for final three games of the Canucks’ six-game road trip.

“I didn’t see him at all, I knew someone was there but I thought I had somehow turned away from him, so I did not expect him to hit me at that point,” Sedin said after the game, which the Canucks won 2-1 in a shootout.

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