Jun 14, 2012, 11:02 AM EST
It appears Brendan Shanahan’s final ruling of the season was to let Steve Bernier off the hook.
According to CBS Sports, the New Jersey forward won’t face any additional discipline for his boarding major and game misconduct on Kings defenseman Rob Scuderi during Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals.
Bernier’s five-minute penalty led to three Kings goals and essentially cost New Jersey the game.
(And the series.)
CBS’s Adam Gretz said he was told “the department of player safety deemed the penalty on the ice to be sufficient and there will be no supplemental discipline.”
The decision not to suspend Bernier leaves Shanahan with the following totals for the postseason.
Total suspensions: 12
Total fines: $35,000
- Cowen gets two-game suspension for hit on Girgensons 10
- Rangers must consider Callahan’s injury history in contract talks 12
- The Chip ‘n’ Chase: Outrage over hockey violence, Gary Bettman is a happy man, Darryl Sutter is awesome, and more! 26
- Report: Isles coach Capuano not seen as problem 11
- Rivalry Night on NBCSN: Flyers challenge top-ranked Blackhawks 17
- Update: Ryan Callahan out 4-6 weeks with MCL sprain 15
- Four goals: Ovechkin wills Caps to stunning shootout win vs. Bolts 62
- Bettman: No decision on expansion, but they’re listening 13
- Neal admits kneeing Marchand was ‘not the smartest decision’ 78
- Leafs captain Phaneuf suspended two games for boarding 37
- Video: Penguins’ Orpik stretchered off ice; Bruins’ Thornton given match penalty (182)
- Neal suspended five games for kneeing Marchand in the head (156)
- Bruins coach admits Thornton crossed the line, slams Pens for not being ‘truthful’ (138)
- Pens put Orpik on IR (132)
- Orpik suffers from concussion, including memory loss (118)