No supplementary discipline for Cooke after Karlsson injury

Pittsburgh Penguins agitator Matt Cooke won’t face any supplementary discipline from the National Hockey League over the collision that likely ended Erik Karlsson’s season Wednesday night.

Matt Cooke #24 of the Pittsburgh Penguins collects a game misconduct penalty at the end of the game against the Ottawa Senators during the game at Consol Energy Center on February 13, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Penguins won 4-2. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Pittsburgh Penguins agitator Matt Cooke won’t face any supplementary discipline from the National Hockey League over the collision that likely ended Erik Karlsson’s season Wednesday night.

Cooke’s skate came down on the Ottawa defenceman’s leg while the two players collided into the boards during Ottawa’s 4-2 loss to the Penguins, slicing Karlsson’s Achilles tendon.

HockeyCentral was the first to report that league disciplinarian Brandan Shanahan had spoken to the general managers of both teams to explain his decision.

Whatever he said is unlikely to soothe Senators GM Bryan Murray, who was furious after the game.

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