Carolina Hurricanes forward Warren Foegele will not face supplemental discipline for his hit on Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie in Game 4 of their first-round series, Hurricanes’ GM Don Waddell confirmed on Friday.
Oshie was off-balance, reaching for the puck when Foegele shoved him. He fell hard into the boards and immediately left the game.
After the game, Capitals head coach Todd Reirden described the play as “dirty” and said that Oshie will be out “quite some time.”
Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was incensed about the hit and said that the two-minute minor Foegele received was not nearly enough.
Ovechkin on Foegele’s boarding of Oshie: “It’s a dirty play. It has to be not two minutes. It has to be a different call.”
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“I was trying to lift his stick, trying to give him a little nudge,” Foegele told reporters after the game. “It was a little unfortunate play there, I wasn’t trying to hurt him or anything. I hope he’s OK.”
Carolina won the game 2-1 to tie the series 2-2. The two teams face off again on Saturday.