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Report: No hearing for Pacioretty after boarding Boychuk

Dec 6, 2013, 1:33 PM EDT

Montreal forward Max Pacioretty won’t face any supplemental discipline for a hit that saw Boston’s Johnny Boychuk get stretchered off the ice on Thursday, Marc Antoine Godin of La Press reports.

Here’s the incident in question:

Pacioretty was given a two-minute boarding minor on the play, while Boychuk was taken to local hospital for observation. Able to move all his extremities, Boychuk was able to travel with his Bruins teammates last night.

“I think it was deserving of a two-minute penalty,” Bruins coach Claude Julien told the Boston Globe. “When I looked at it, it was. I’m being honest here. I don’t think it was more than that.

“I think it was the way he went into the boards that did most of the damage. I don’t think it was from the severity of the hit.”

Following the game — a 2-1 Montreal victory — Pacioretty spoke with the media and said he felt terrible about the incident.

“As soon as I saw the stretcher come out I wanted to puke,” he said, as per TSN. “I felt awful.”

  1. drewzducks - Dec 6, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    Non story. Next.

  2. sjsharks66 - Dec 6, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    Obviously there should be no hearing. Use this potential hearing and throw is Slewbban’s direction!

  3. jeremyroenickdanceparty - Dec 6, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    Probably because it wasn’t boarding.

  4. amityvillefun - Dec 6, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    It actually was called for boarding, but it wasn’t anything beyond a standard 2 min penalty.

    No need for reviews, 9-1-1 calls, civil unrest or anarchy. Just hope that Boychuk can get well soon and get back on the ice. Rumor has it he flew home with the team, but no real report on the nature of the injury or his status.

    • sabatimus - Dec 6, 2013 at 2:24 PM

      Joe Haggerty said it was a lower-back injury. That would explain why he appeared to be having trouble breathing, and why he couldn’t stand up. I’m hoping the EMT head brace was simply a standard precaution.

  5. sabatimus - Dec 6, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    Nor should there be.

  6. nhstateline - Dec 6, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    speaking as a Bruin fan, I’m not surprised. This was just one of those things that can happen when people go bump. No intent, the player has no history so there’s no reason to have a hearing. the boarding penalty was the right call and just enough for what happened. The source on what the injury is seems to be Johnny’s dad’s tweets….

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