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Shea Weber avoids suspension, fined $2500

Oct 21, 2011, 5:45 PM EDT

NHL Director of Player Safety Brendan Shanahan has ruled that Nashville’s Shea Weber will not be suspended for boarding Jannik Hansen during the Predators 5-1 loss to Vancouver Thursday night.

Weber will, however, be fined $2500 — money that will go to the Player’s Emergency Assistance Fund.

If you haven’t seen the Weber-Hansen hit yet, here it is:

As we mentioned earlier this morning, the boarding penalty was Weber’s second in as many games (he nailed Jordan Eberle Tuesday in Edmonton.) Turns out our speculation of a potential “repeat offender” tag was wrong — don’t worry, it won’t be the last time — as Weber escaped suspension where Pittsburgh’s Kris Letang didn’t.

In fact, Weber’s punishment is much more in line with the $2500 New York Rangers F Mats Zuccarello got dinged for boarding LA’s Kyle Clifford during the NHL Premiere game in Sweden:

  1. seaner44 - Oct 21, 2011 at 5:49 PM

    Shanahan has no idea what he is doing. Hes no better than Campbell. No consistancy whatsoever, itl like they close thier eyes and throw darts at a dartboard with fines and suspensions replacing the numbers.

  2. canucks18 - Oct 21, 2011 at 6:20 PM

    Its cause its a top tier player! I like Weber as a player and as a great player but theres no reason why he should avoid a suspension when Letang gets 2 games.

  3. dat1ravens1fan - Oct 21, 2011 at 6:22 PM

    how the F@#$ does letang get suspended for 2 GAMES and weber gets a flippin minor fine for his 2nd hit from behind on the year..I like how shanahan is decreasing the number of violent hits but how bout some goddamn consistency with the punishments!

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