Orlov avoids discipline for high hit on Miller


Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov won't be disciplined for the high hit that sent Boston Bruins d-man Kevan Miller to the hospital.

Orlov received a double minor for roughing after hitting Miller up high in Game 4 of the first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series. Miller missed the rest of the game and was transported to the hospital for further evaluation.

The NHL Department of Player Safety has opted not to discipline Orlov for the hit, according to the Washington Post's Samantha Pall.

Despite the lack of a fine, Orlov still was forced to pay for his hit on Miller. The Bruins scored on the ensuing power play and went on to beat the Capitals 4-1 and take a 3-1 series lead.

B's fans may be disappointed to hear Orlov got away with his hit, but his teammate Anthony Mantha was punished. The Caps forward was fined $5,000 for skating into Bruins netminder Tuukka Rask for a goalie interference.

The Bruins will look to clinch the series Sunday with puck drop set for 7 p.m. ET. at Capital One Arena.