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PITTSBURGH –- Sharks forward Patrick Marleau will not face any supplemental discipline for his hit on the Penguins’ Bryan Rust on Monday in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, a source confirmed to CSNCalifornia.com.

At 4:47 of the third period of the Penguins’ 3-2 win, Marleau was given a minor penalty for an illegal check to the head of Rust, who was not able to return to the game. Penguins coach Mike Sullivan later called it a “blindside hit to the head,” and said Rust was day-to-day with an upper body injury.

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Marleau, who scored on Monday, has 13 points (5g, 8a) in 18 games. The veteran forward, who had just 10 penalty minutes in 82 regular season games, said afterwards he did not expect to get suspended and tried not to target Rust’s head.

“I just tried to keep everything down. I didn’t want to get too high on him,” Marleau said. “I just kind of let him skate into me.”

Rust also had a goal in Game 1, and has nine points (6g, 3a) in 18 games.