If Conor Sheary is steamed over the knee-on-knee hit he took from Tom Wilson in Game 1, he isn't letting on. After Saturday's morning skate, the Pittsburgh forward told the media that the hit was "just kind of a hockey play."
"I think it's just part of the game," Sheary said. "Guys are running on energy and adrenaline and stuff happens during the game."
Wilson was fined $2,403.67 for the hit, the maximum amount allowed by the CBA. He tried to explain his thinking on the play on Saturday, but said that he got the message from the league.
For his part, Sheary said he expects to get targeted by opponents.
"It's kind of just playoff hockey," Sheary said. "I'm obviously a smaller guy so guys are going to target me wherever I am. I'm kind of an easy target just because I'm a littler guy, but I think that's just playof hockey. They're playing physical on all our guys."
In other injury news, Sullivan called Chris Kunitz a game-time decision for Game 2. Kunitz was hit by a puck just above the left ear while on the bench in Game 1. He missed practice on Friday, but took part in Saturday's morning skate.