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Report: No disciplinary hearing for Shaw after boarding Pavelski

Feb 23, 2013, 6:02 PM EDT

Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw won’t face a disciplinary hearing for his hit on San Jose’s Joe Pavelski on Friday night, according to an NHL spokesman.

No hearing means no suspension for Shaw. If there is to be any fine, it will be under $5,000 (anything above requires a hearing.)

Here’s the hit in question, which occurred late in Chicago’s 2-1 victory at the United Center:

Shaw was given a two-minute boarding minor on the play.

CSN Bay Area analyst Bret Hedican called it a “bad hit” while CSN Chicago’s Ed Olczyk called it “dangerous.”

Shaw’s hit led to an altercation involving Sharks forward Ryan Clowe, who has since been suspended indefinitely pending a hearing to judge if he left the bench to get after Shaw.

If Clowe is found guilty of said offense, he’ll be subjected to a 10-game suspension.

The 30-year-old winger won’t be in the Sharks lineup tonight when they take on the Stars in Dallas.

Of note, Shaw does have a history of supplemental discipline, having been suspended three games during last year’s opening playoff round for bowling over Phoenix goalie Mike Smith.

Shaw was also suspended six AHL games earlier this season for leaving the bench to participate in a fight while playing for the Rockford IceHogs.

  1. sjsharks66 - Feb 23, 2013 at 6:09 PM


    • carbomb64 - Feb 24, 2013 at 2:35 PM

      Did you Shark fans grow up in Vancouver? You sound like Canucknuckle fans!!

  2. comeonnowguys - Feb 23, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    Again… same kind of hit was done on Kruger. Would you like both to be heard?

    • chicagobtech - Feb 23, 2013 at 9:21 PM

      Honestly? I would want it called both ways. Either drag both players before Shanny, or neither.

      • bigoldorcafromvan - Feb 23, 2013 at 10:00 PM

        Yep. Clowe for 10 and Shaw should be brought up for a hearing. Not going to happen because that is Chicago.

      • comeonnowguys - Feb 23, 2013 at 11:46 PM

        I completely agree. Bring both in addition to Clowe. But don’t just bring Shaw in because Clowe jumped him.

  3. bensawesomeness - Feb 23, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    the Hawks have seats between benches? That’s actually pretty cool

  4. Clark Street Sports - Feb 23, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    Reblogged this on Clark Street Sports.

  5. ethanmacleod1685 - Feb 23, 2013 at 6:53 PM


  6. bleedingteal4life - Feb 23, 2013 at 7:03 PM

    Bad hit…and let Clowe play!

  7. mclovinhockey - Feb 23, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    Look the NHL is a business, some times things just go the way that will help them make money.
    Rather than having the bankrupt pens be sold, the NHL had a lockout so the pens would be guaranteed a shot at Crosby after missing AO to get Malkin, then Mario met with Gary, then with Crosby. Later there was a non televised lotto and some how the pens managed to win and get Sid. Then they sold Sid like he was the next number 99 and boom. NHL made some cash as some questionable calls for some years helped lead the pens to a cup.
    2. Boston had a good run a few years ago, bringing the bang back in hockey, they looked like the old broad street bullies and with Campbells son on the team several very very questionable plays that should have resulted in major suspensions ended with no action being taken and the B’s won a cup.
    3 the hawks just had the best winning steak on recent history. They are the big story of the league right now. If you think anything could happen to hurt the hawks you are sadly mistaken.

    • supercoop8 - Feb 24, 2013 at 10:05 AM

      I don’t really think the hawks would have trouble replacing a grinder for one or two games. Colin Campbell had nothing to do with Gionta blowing a practically open net in ot of game 7, the bruins raping the flyers, a lightning series that could have went either way, and burrows not being suspended in the finals. As for the league evilly creating the penguins you just sound like a jaded flyers fan who is sure the refs and nhl are out to get them.

  8. esracerx46 - Feb 23, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    Are you serious? Ir did you jusr go off your meds. Everything you stated is absolutely ludicrous.

  9. adamclangley - Feb 23, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    too bad they don’t play each other again this year.

    • chicagobtech - Feb 23, 2013 at 9:19 PM

      There’s always the post season…

  10. sharkmaster88 - Feb 23, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    Here the fricken Bull sit just because it was a Chicago player hitting a player from ANY other team at this time means NO suspension. Shanahan is a cheap shot artist himself let Rob the Hit Man Blake hand out the suspensions not boy blunder. Wow lets see had it been Chicagos player who likes to get hit in the head been hit then the hammer would have fallen.

    • comeonnowguys - Feb 24, 2013 at 12:04 PM

      Galiardi’s boarding hit on Kruger and the lack of pretty much any disciplinary talk proves you unequivocally wrong. Congrats!

  11. viper027 - Feb 23, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    I love that everyone is talking about Shaw’s boarding penalty and why there isn’t a suspension. How about TJ Galiardi’s boarding penalty? Both were cross checks in the numbers, feet from the boards, causing both Kruger and pavelski to fall head first into the boards. Both dirty plays from each team. At this point it’s over who cares. The bigger question is if clowe did in fact jump the boards?

    • comeonnowguys - Feb 23, 2013 at 11:47 PM

      That doesn’t fit the “Chicago get special treatment” narrative, therefore, it is ignored.

  12. jimw81 - Feb 23, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    That is an suspendable hit. i guess shanaban spun the wheel of justice. clowe was flat out stupid for what he did.

  13. sjsharks66 - Feb 24, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Kruger dove, thats why galliardi would never be brought in with shaw. I know, its hard to admit it hawks. He took a dive though.

    • comeonnowguys - Feb 24, 2013 at 1:52 PM

      Our guy hits the boards: “Dirty Play”
      Your guy hits the boards: “It’s a dive”

      I know it’s hard to admit, but BOTH hits were bad and should have been penalized. And look! They were!

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