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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


    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.

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