Skip to content

No hearing scheduled for Nash after boarding Potter

Dec 11, 2013, 6:02 PM EDT

Carolina forward Riley Nash has no disciplinary hearing scheduled following his major boarding penalty on Edmonton’s Corey Potter during a 5-4 OT loss Tuesday, an NHL spokesman has confirmed.

Here’s the play in question:

The incident occurred midway through the second period, with Nash getting five and a game. Potter left the game momentarily but did return, though he only played 3:38 in the final frame and missed Wednesday’s practice with a stiff neck.

It’s still possible Nash could still face a disciplinary hearing or be subjected to a fine. That said, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety acted promptly in scheduling hearings for two other nasty hits from Tuesday night — Jared Cowen on Zemgus Girgensons and Richard Panik on Karl Alzner.

Cowen has since been suspended two games for his headshot on the Sabres rookie.

  1. peterjohnjoseph - Dec 11, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    Thats not on the numbers.. I mean, Potter is in a bad position for the hit, but he still goes shoulder to shoulder. Mind you, this is from me looking at a 4 second GIF, but it looks like a hockey play to me.

    • shortsxit34 - Dec 11, 2013 at 11:26 PM

      Who’s arguing that Nash hit him on the numbers?

  2. muckleflugga - Dec 11, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    peterjohnjoseph

    hockey play…?

    in what distorted part of a time-warped universe did that kind of pounding become a hockey play

    two minimum

  3. hazlydose - Dec 11, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    Looks like he got him in the head with the check in addition to the boarding. Probably should have been a game or two.

Featured video

Detroit must exploit Boston's young D
Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. T. Oshie (4133)
  2. E. Malkin (3997)
  3. M. Duchene (3704)
  4. B. Bishop (3162)
  5. H. Zetterberg (2862)
  1. O. Palat (2715)
  2. V. Tarasenko (2638)
  3. D. Backes (2533)
  4. P. Bergeron (2451)
  5. R. Getzlaf (2384)