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Likely no suspension for Cole after head shot on Larsson

Dec 18, 2011, 12:48 PM EDT

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Nothing official yet, but it doesn’t look like Erik Cole will be suspended for an illegal check to Adam Larsson’s head in last night’s Montreal-New Jersey game at the Bell Centre. This according to Rich Chere of The Star-Ledger, who notes there’s no hearing scheduled with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan.

When Larsson was asked if he thought a suspension was warranted, he replied, “We’ll see. It’s up to them (the league). I can’t do anything about that. I’m just happy I’m alright.”

And that last part is probably the key – Larsson’s alright.

If you missed it, here’s the incident again:

Cole received a minor penalty on the play for an illegal check to the head. Apparently that was enough.

  1. muttbolts - Dec 18, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    What about hit after whistle on the bolts’ ryan shannon? Point of contact was face(head).

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