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Report: NHL done looking into alleged Shaw bite on Hedman

Andrew Shaw

Chicago Blackhawks’ Andrew Shaw celebrates after scoring a goal against the St. Louis Blues during the third period in Game 6 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series in Chicago, Sunday, April 27, 2014. The Blackhawks won 5-1. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)


TAMPA -- Doesn’t look like there’ll be anything more from the Andrew Shaw-Victor Hedman biting incident from Game 1.

On Thursday, Chicago Tribune sources said the NHL is no longer looking into the alleged incident, in which Hedman claimed Shaw bit him in a late first-period scrum during last night’s Stanley Cup Final opener.

There’s also no disciplinary hearing scheduled for Shaw.

These developments come after the situation gained some steam postgame, when Hedman told reporters it “felt like” Shaw bit him, adding he had a small bruise. PHT contacted the NHL last night, and a spokesman confirmed the Department of Player safety was made aware of the allegation, and reviewed video of it during the game.

The incident in question:

Last night’s incident rekindled memories of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final between Boston and Vancouver, in which Canucks forward Alex Burrows was alleged to have bitten the fingers of Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron. Both incidents were similarly timed (during scrums at the end of the first period of Game 1) and, like Burrows, Shaw will avoid supplemental discipline.