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Video: Burrows catches Emelin with a late hit (Updated)

New York Rangers v Montreal Canadiens - Game One

MONTREAL, QC - MAY 19: Alexei Emelin #74 of the Montreal Canadiens skates against the New York Rangers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on May 19, 2014 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Francois Laplante/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

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Canucks forward Alex Burrows caught Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin with a late hit during the second period in Vancouver Thursday night.

The hit, which appeared high, led to the Canucks’ first goal of the game.

Emelin was helped off the ice and left the game. There was no penalty on the play.

Update: Emelin returned to start the third.

Therrien: “(Emelin) went to the dark room, passed all his tests, doctor said he was fine to go. I’m glad Emelin is fine” #Habs #HabsIO

— Dave Stubbs (@Dave_Stubbs) October 31, 2014

Therrien on Burrows hit: “That was a dirty hit to the head. This is something we’re trying to eliminate from our game…” #Habs #HabsIO

— Dave Stubbs (@Dave_Stubbs) October 31, 2014

During his post-game scrum, Burrows was glad to see the Habs defenseman return.

Burrows: “I was trying to finish my check and my intent was not to hurt him. . .I am glad he came back. He looked all right in the third.”

— Brad Ziemer (@BradZiemer) October 31, 2014

Burrows has never been suspended in his career, though Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos believes Burrows could be hearing from Senior Vice President of Player Safety, Stephane Quintal.

Text book suspension hit by Burrows on Emelin. Late, head is avoidable, doesn’t hit body before he hits his head. Can someone tell me diff?

— Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) October 31, 2014

Burrows has been fined twice by the league.

In the spring of 2009, Burrows received a $2,500 fine from the league for punching then Oilers enforcer Zach Stortini from the bench.

During the 2009-10 season Burrows was fined $2,500 for criticizing referee Stephane Auger.

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