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Report: Gryba, Tropp avoid punishment after getting tossed for hits

Ottawa Senators v Columbus Blue Jackets

Ottawa Senators v Columbus Blue Jackets

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The NHL has opted not to suspend Columbus forward Corey Tropp or Ottawa defenseman Eric Gryba for their heavy hits during Tuesday’s game at Nationwide, per the Columbus Dispatch.

Here’s the Tropp hit on Mark Borowiecki, which resulted in a boarding major and game misconduct:

Borowiecki left the game and didn’t return. There’s no update on his status.

The more contentious of the hits, though, was the Gryba shot on Artem Anisimov -- one that got Gryba tossed and has reportedly sidelined Anisimov with a concussion:

What’s more, Gryba has a history as a repeat offender stemming from a headshot during the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs on Montreal forward Lars Eller. Gryba received a two-game suspension for the hit.