Mar 21, 2014, 11:00 AM EST
No big surprise here, but Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record reports Minnesota d-man Nate Prosser won’t face any supplemental discipline for his hit on New Jersey’s Tim Sestito during Thursday night’s action.
Prosser was given a five-minute elbowing major and game misconduct for this hit, a punishment several folks found a tad excessive:
“He was taking a large run at Pross and Pross was trying to play the puck,” Wild head coach Mike Yeo said after the game, per the Star-Tribune.
It’s worth noting that the possibility of supplemental discipline existed in part because of Prosser’s reputation as a repeat offender. He was suspended one game by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety back in April ’12 for headbutting then-Chicago forward Jamal Mayers.
As for Sestito, he left the game following the hit and didn’t return, though Devils head coach Peter DeBoer said the rugged forward was feeling OK.
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