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No fines, suspensions for Sens players after injuring Devils’ Carter

Feb 19, 2013, 10:49 AM EDT

The NHL won’t issue any supplemental discipline to Ottawa’s David Dziurzynski or Chris Neil after the pair nailed Devils forward Ryan Carter into the glass during the Sens’ 2-1 shootout win on Monday, according to Rich Chere of the New Jersey Star-Ledger.

Here’s the incident in question:

Carter, 29, suffered a head injury on the play (possibly a concussion) but said he didn’t remember enough specifics of the hit to deem it dirty or not.

“I feel alright. We’ll review it with the doctors and see what happens here,” Carter told the Star-Ledger. “I don’t recall how the hit went. I know there was a guy on my back side and a guy on my front side. I haven’t seen the video to know exactly what happened.”

According to Chere, the league didn’t feel a hearing was necessary with either Dziuzynski or Neil.

  1. stakex - Feb 19, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Thats a perfectly clean hit…. why is there even any talk of supplemental discipline? You know, just because someone gets hurt during a hit, it doesn’t make that hit dirty.

  2. franchisethighs - Feb 19, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Tell that to the butthurt Ottawa owner then. Cooke is the master of clean hits.

    • stakex - Feb 19, 2013 at 12:45 PM

      Well thats a completely different, and fairly bizarre incident… one thats open to interpritation. This was a simple body check thats not dirt in any way, shape or form.

      With that said, as big a scumbag as he is… I doubt Cooke did it on purpose. However, his own actions over many years have cost him the benefit of the doubt on such plays. Theres a chance Cooke did in fact do it on purpose, so in a lot of peoples eyes theres simply no question that he did…. and its Cookes own fault that people feel that way.

    • dmacirish - Feb 19, 2013 at 12:59 PM

      i believe that cooke is a master debater. he is also good at baiting hooks for fishing – that might make him a master baiter. clean hits he is not a master of – kronwall is though

  3. nygdriveforfive - Feb 19, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    Cooke is the master of many things, clean hits is not one of them.

  4. crosberries - Feb 19, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    2cups1dbag says these players should be thrown out of the league for this dirty hit. There’s no place for goons or players over 6 feet in this league!!!!!

    It was a clean hit but unfortunate he was hurt

  5. valoisvipers - Feb 19, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    Nothing to see here folks, move along,clean sandwich hits.

  6. bardown66 - Feb 19, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    Nothing wrong with the hit really. Someone got hurt which sucks but oh well. It happens all the time.

  7. jdny - Feb 19, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Trust me.. As a Rangers fan I’m not ready to give the Devils the benefit of anything.. But Neil first swings two handed at Carter’s hands (a light tap but still a slash if Melnyk saw this happen to one of his players). Neil also comes from behind (although that’s secondary to the check) which again Melnyk would have called the RCMP.

    And how about the stick to the groin of Elias by Neil? The guys a frickin’ lowlife and shouldn’t be wearing a Binghamton jersey much less an NHL jersey.

    Melnyk… careful where you throw stones.

  8. jb8383 - Feb 19, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    Totally agree, especially about Elias, although I’m a devils fan, but that was a bad no call because Elias got hit right in his stomach, and then somehow the Sens ended up on a power play as a result of the whole thing. Luckily they killed it off, but definitely something that could have changed the outcome of the game.

  9. csilojohnson - Feb 19, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    Clean hit. Neil still shouldn’t be in the league. I have no problem with teams having bouncers. Though they should be decent hockey players first. Neil is just a goon.

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