Turris escapes extra punishment for hit on Corvo

Following a telephone hearing on Sunday, the NHL’s Department of Player
Safety has decided that no supplemental discipline is merited for a hit by
Ottawa Senators forward Kyle Turris against Boston Bruins defenseman Joe
Corvo on Saturday in Ottawa.
“Because there was enough head contact on this hit, the Department of
Player Safety felt it was necessary to convene a hearing to examine the
play further,” said NHL Senior Vice President of Player Safety and Hockey
Operations Brendan Shanahan.
“After reviewing the video extensively as we heard Turris’ explanation of how the play developed, we concluded that the head was not targeted intentionally or even recklessly and that thecircumstances surrounding the hit contributed significantly to the amount
of head contact that resulted.
“We therefore have decided that there will be no supplemental discipline added to the penalty assessed on the play.
The incident occurred at 5:00 of the third period. A minor penalty for boarding was assessed to Turris.

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