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No punishment for Phaneuf after last night’s hit

Dec 17, 2011, 4:48 PM EDT

Dion Phaneuf AP

Dion Phaneuf doesn’t have to worry about getting any unnecessary time off thanks to his hit from behind on Buffalo’s Zack Kassian.

The Maple Leafs tweeted that Phaneuf wouldn’t see any further action from the NHL for his hit and that he would be available to play tonight against Vancouver. Phaneuf’s hit got him a five-minute major and a game misconduct for boarding and managed to bloody Kassian’s mouth in the process.

The Leafs are happy to not have any action taken against Phaneuf because they’ll need his physical presence against the Canucks tonight. Vancouver is looking to snap a two game losing streak and after losses to Columbus and Carolina, they won’t be in too fun of a mood tonight.

  1. bcisleman - Dec 17, 2011 at 5:41 PM

    Its truly amazing what Phaneuf gets away with. You’d think he had a get out of jail free card on file with the NHL discipline office that gets renewed annually.

  2. pftbillsfan - Dec 17, 2011 at 8:13 PM

    It looked dirty….but what’s worse is again the Sabres don’t attack a guy who cheap shots a teammate. Fluffalo Sabres stay courageous.

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