Detroit Red Wings veteran center Daniel Cleary could be facing supplemental discipline for an elbow to the head of San Jose Sharks defenseman Scott Hannan late in the third period of Thursday’s game.
The incident occurred with 1:53 left in the period, with the Sharks up by three goals. Cleary, trying to track down a puck in the slot in the San Jose end, threw out his right elbow, catching Hannan in the head, sending him to the ice.
Hannan got up and skated right for Cleary, dropping the gloves and pushing Cleary up against the glass.
Cleary was given a minor penalty for high sticking, minor for roughing and a fighting major on the play. Hannan was assessed a fighting major, an instigator and a game misconduct.
The end of the game featured some bad blood between the two teams, with Red Wings’ forward Todd Bertuzzi reportedly throwing his helmet at Sharks’ center Tommy Wingels following a scrum.