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Likely no suspension for Cole after head shot on Larsson

Erik Cole

Nothing official yet, but it doesn’t look like Erik Cole will be suspended for an illegal check to Adam Larsson’s head in last night’s Montreal-New Jersey game at the Bell Centre. This according to Rich Chere of The Star-Ledger, who notes there’s no hearing scheduled with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan.

When Larsson was asked if he thought a suspension was warranted, he replied, “We’ll see. It’s up to them (the league). I can’t do anything about that. I’m just happy I’m alright.”

And that last part is probably the key – Larsson’s alright.

If you missed it, here’s the incident again:

Cole received a minor penalty on the play for an illegal check to the head. Apparently that was enough.