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Report: Dwight King won’t face discipline for boarding Alex Pietrangelo

Apr 29, 2012, 2:47 PM EDT

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Last night’s incident that saw Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo boarded and knocked out of the game thanks to L.A. forward Dwight King will reportedly not be investigated further by the NHL.

Los Angeles Times beat reporter Helene Elliott says the Kings have yet to hear from the league about the hit and they’re not expecting any further discipline for King.

The NHL’s head of officiating for the series, Kay Whitmore, explained the result saying referees Eric Furlatt and Stephen Walkom missed seeing Pietrangelo bleeding after the hit, something that would’ve turned King’s minor into a major.

Walkom has already been involved in two other high-profile incidents in the playoffs: Game 2 of the Rangers-Senators series that saw Matt Carkner go after Brian Boyle and Game 3 of the Coyotes-Blackhawks series where Marian Hossa was hit viciously by Raffi Torres, a play that resulted in no penalty called at the moment but a 25-game suspension for Torres.

  1. barcthespark - Apr 29, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    Is this yet ANOTHER precedent?

  2. sjsharks66 - Apr 29, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    It wast a board so I don’t know why he’d be suspended anyways.

  3. dmfc1112 - Apr 29, 2012 at 4:58 PM

    I don’t care what you call it. It should have been a 5 minute major, no suspension. It’s time for the NHL to eliminate the instigator rule. How many more top players have to get injured by fringe players to realize there is something wrong?? There is close to no consequence for a guy the Kings could play without. Meanwhile, the Blues missed their best Defenseman for a large part of the game.

  4. waxing123 - May 11, 2012 at 7:43 AM

    I am a great sports love. This site always comes with latest sports updates. Do you more updates?

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