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No hearing scheduled for Jenner after Green hit

Jan 31, 2014, 12:37 PM EDT

Columbus rookie Boone Jenner isn’t scheduled for a disciplinary hearing following his big hit on Washington’s Mike Green during Thursday’s 5-2 win, a NHL spokesman confirmed.

The incident occurred with 6:43 remaining in the first period, forcing Green from the game and putting his status for tonight’s contest versus Detroit into question.

Caps head coach Adam Oates didn’t take issue with the hit — “Green got beat to the inside, that’s a mistake,” he told the Washington Post — but forward Troy Brouwer was visibly upset and fought Jenner in the third period.

“I just didn’t like how he drove him in at the end of his hit; Green got injured as a result of it,” Brouwer said. “It’s a situation where a guy on our team gets hurt and we don’t want those types of hits to stand on our team.”

It’s possible Jenner could still receive a disciplinary hearing pending further review. Columbus doesn’t play again until Saturday, when it hosts Florida at Nationwide.

  1. swenny19 - Jan 31, 2014 at 1:07 PM

    The initial contact was a good play. He used his body to edge Green away and beat him to the puck. The cheap “finish” knocking Green’s head to the boards was completely unnecessary. He had already won the battle to the puck.

  2. sjsharks66 - Jan 31, 2014 at 1:12 PM

    This was accidental. They made the right call. Until you slow it down you can’t even tell there is a second hit. It looks like Green is ridden awkwardly into the boards.

    Hope he recovers quickly.

    • c9castine - Jan 31, 2014 at 10:53 PM

      i don’t see the problem here other than another case of guys getting all twisted up and fighting because somebody took a body check.

  3. 2qswing - Jan 31, 2014 at 1:17 PM

    I love the way Boone plays, but this was borderline. Hopefully Green recovers quickly. No problem with Brouwer stepping up. Jenner had to expect that

    • wethog66 - Jan 31, 2014 at 2:15 PM

      Why Jenner have to expect Brouwer stepping up? The Caps rarely step up for their teamates in situations like this.

  4. joey4id - Jan 31, 2014 at 1:36 PM

    My name is Joey, and I approve this non suspension. Head was not targeted, and was not the primary point of contact. Hope Green will be fine.

    Contrary to the above, the below incident caused a head injury where the head was targeted, and was the primary point of contact.

    Mr. Shanahan, can we suspend Sharks’ Brown for giving Oilers’ Hendricks a head injury? Surely you will agree, as many say here, there was intent on Brown’s part to cause injury with a blow to the head using his fist.

  5. wethog66 - Jan 31, 2014 at 2:12 PM

    When Brouwer fought Jenner in the 3rd I knew it was because of the Green hit, but I didn’t understand why Brouwer stood up for Green last night yet did nothing in Buffalo when Weber layed cheap hits on Mojo and Nicky.

    Now it all makes sense, Jenner is a rookie.

    Troy Brouwer. Leader of Men.

  6. sjsharks66 - Jan 31, 2014 at 2:16 PM

    The funny thing was Brown did not cause head injury with his fist. He fell back and hit his head on the ice. Difference is both players agree to drop the gloves. One player does not agree to take a shoulder or elbow to the head.

    I am Sjsharks and I approve any message against Joey’s anti fighting post’s.

    • joey4id - Jan 31, 2014 at 3:23 PM

      You obviously missed Brown’s right hand landing squarely on Hendricks’ chin. I suppose you see what suits your argument. The moment players lace the skates they are subject to collisions and injuries. Hits intended or not have always been part of the (just like fights), and the players accept the risks and possibility of injuries that come with the game (just like fights). They are willing adults. i.e. Hertl, Savard, Orr, and countless others. Yet whiners whine when player is injured in a collision but not in a fight. You, and others like you who make a distinction between the two are hypocrites.

    • joey4id - Jan 31, 2014 at 3:38 PM

      Actually! It was a lucky left to Hendricks’ chin. And, let us assume that his head hit the ice as well, and caused the injury. Why was Brown’s punch not intent? Was it not a direct shot to the head? Primary target, and direct contact. And there in lies hypocrisy behind allowing fighting. One method of targeting the head is subject to supplementary discipline while the other is tolerated. Hmmmm! And the latter is much easier prove while the former is subject to video reviews and interpretation. Then we have advocates for rule changes (he shall remain nameless) wanting to allowing kicking the puck into the net to take away the officials interpretative. Oy-vey!

  7. cdalton2690 - Jan 31, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    I am a caps fan and I have no problem with this hit at all. Yes it was physical but Green lost his balance more than anything going into the boards. However Green is as fragile of a hockey player as I have ever seen, I wish him a speedy recovery but this seems to happen an awful lot to him. I didn’t watch the game live, did anyone address Jenner right after the hit? The caps very rarely protect their teammates it is one of the many things this team needs fixed, when teams know that they can hit anyone, anytime in anyway its going to happen and players are going to get injured (MoJo and Backstrom Tuesday night). This is where players like Matt Bradley and Matt Hendricks came into play and why they are so missed.

  8. sjsharks66 - Jan 31, 2014 at 3:52 PM

    Joey, please do EVERYONE on PHT a favor and just stop watching hockey. Why did you even get caught up in a sport that allows fighting if you hate it with a passion???

    • joey4id - Jan 31, 2014 at 4:44 PM

      I suppose for the same reason you and others watch it despite the fact that you whine when a player on your favorite team is injured in a collision. Do you not see the irony?

      BTW, Yzerman, Bowman, Shero, and Rutherford believe fighting should be removed completely from the game. Do you think they should quit their respective jobs, and stop watching hockey?

    • joey4id - Jan 31, 2014 at 4:55 PM

      BTW, there was a time when I believed there was a place for fighting in hockey. Matter of fact, I was a fighter in minor and junior hockey days before the bird cage and half visor. After playing I was involved in minor and junior hockey. I’ve been opposed to fighting since the science revealed the brain damage caused by concussions. I have no doubt that I have given a concussion to a few of my opponents.

  9. sjsharks66 - Jan 31, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    Or were you the one that was getting concussed? You can tell us the truth Joey.

    • joey4id - Jan 31, 2014 at 5:09 PM

      At lease once for sure….. 😦

  10. sjsharks66 - Jan 31, 2014 at 5:04 PM

    Have you ever seen someone on here “whine” when a player on the team is hurt in a fight? Im talking about a real fight. Not a Sestito/Nolan, Thornton/Orpik, Tangradi/Gillies, Emery/Holtby fight.

    • joey4id - Jan 31, 2014 at 5:15 PM

      No. But you whined about Hertl getting hurt. Has anyone cured the degenerative brain disease known as CTE? No operation for that. But! They sure as hell can reconstruct a knee. Heck! The effects of CTE far more devastating than the consequences of losing a limb.

  11. muckleflugga - Jan 31, 2014 at 5:35 PM

    the real culprits in green’s injury are faulty design in boards and glass …

    little change in basic design over the years as speed and rule changes make immovable objects in rinks proportionately more lethal … all that money in the nhl greed-fest and little thought for player safety … duly noted in the concussion lawsuits

    i have to fall-in with joey here on brown v hendricks … event and underlying principle

    brown’s fist clearly strikes hendricks with a concussive force … anyone arguing otherwise is either blind or has never fought … expertise on matters fistic professed by proponents of fighting herein are inversely proportionate with actual in-game experience … always

    rule 21.1 states a match penalty shall be imposed on any player who deliberately attempts to injure or who deliberately injures an opponent in any manner

    how then can anyone reasonably argue combatants in any fight are not doing so with intent to cause injury … a fact duly noted in concussion lawsuits

    certainly the likes of sjsharks66 are entitled to express views on fighting … presumption an opposing opinion is disqualified outright by virtue of its disagreeing principle is immature nonsense … claim to represent opinion of the body politic is an absurdity

    claim fighting is either traditional to hockey or necessary in the professional game betrays ignorance of the game’s history and indicates the extent to which those who have need for violence in their entertainment diet are out of touch with hockey trends beyond nhl bloodlust

    it is noted an nfl player is suing a helmet manufacturer for not protecting him when helmets are implicitly designed to protect …

    settlement in the nfl concussion lawsuit is held in abeyance with expectation subsequent language in any settlement will be open-ended while not protecting from further lawsuit those involved in the causal chain of injury …

    a ruling literally reaching into equipment design and minor league play itself

    one would have to be delusional if they think fighting and lethal contact in hockey is going to survive in that climate … ditto contemporary infrastructure and equipment design

    fighting in the nhl has two years left at the most … the nhl will be compelled to enforce rule 21.1

    courts of law will ensure that eventuality

  12. sjsharks66 - Jan 31, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    I can’t believe I read all of that.. Let me sum it up for everyone. Blah blah blah, joeys right. Blah blah blah sjsharks is immature. Blah blah blah never fought before. Blah blah blah new rules.

    The NHL is a business. A business is not
    going to discard one of it’s best products. Yes scoring goals are nice. But big hits and fights are just as nice. Sometimes thats the only good thing you see from you team while you waste 3 hours watching them be blown out of the water.

  13. muckleflugga - Jan 31, 2014 at 6:24 PM


    putting punctuation in argument of others as usual

    you and others who like fighting are already being groomed by the nhl for its removal … purpose in the calgary v vancouver charade should have been evidence enough for the insightful

    you just don’t know … forest for the trees comes to mind

    i’m off to play hockey and get rollicking drunk and high so you’re on your own until i sober up on monday … maybe tuesday

    i’ll elaborate in a later post …

    ditto intent and purpose of stadium hockey

    karnak sees all

  14. cspsrbums - Feb 1, 2014 at 1:23 AM

    Imagine the game without fighting. The thugs on the teams would be taking liberties on you star payers without any concern for payback. Take the fighting out and more head injuries will occur by the cheap shots that will be thrown. At least if you fight they are taking off the ice for fighting penalties

    • joey4id - Feb 1, 2014 at 7:21 AM

      What evidence do you have to support your theory? however evidence of the contrary, which will be presented for the world to see during all the hockey games, men and women, during the up coming Olympics. Perhaps you won’t watch any of the games because the primal ritual known as fighting will be disallowed during this tournament.

  15. patshal - Feb 1, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    Boon Jenner clearly should have had a heading. The NHL Department of Player Safety is idiotic. The suspend players who shouldn’t be suspended and the people who should don’t even have a hearing. He elbowed him in the head. Are you kidding me. Not only was it targeted at the head, but it was also a little late.

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