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No hearing for Penner after apparent elbow to Bolland’s head (Updated with explanation from NHL)

Penner on Bolland
Dustin Penner elbow to David Bolland in 3rd. 6/6/13 Chicago Blackhawks vs LA Kings NHL Hockey - Created at

According to CSN Chicago’s Tracey Myers, there will be no disciplinary hearing for Kings forward Dustin Penner after last night’s apparent elbow/forearm to the head of Chicago’s Dave Bolland.

Apparently the league did review the play, which didn’t result in a penalty on the ice.

It’s not clear why the league chose to give Penner a pass. That Bolland wasn’t injured was likely a factor. Perhaps the league felt it was a penalty, but not an offense that rose to the level of supplemental discipline. Or, for you cynical types, maybe it was an even-up no-call after Bolland’s hit that hurt Mike Richards in Game 1.


Here’s the play in full: