Chicago forward Andrew Shaw won’t face any supplemental discipline for his hit on St. Louis’ Barret Jackman from Sunday night, per the Tribune.
Here’s the hit in question, which occurred early in the second period of the Blues’ 2-1 win and netted Shaw a two-minute charging minor:
Shaw does have a disciplinary history — during the ’12 playoffs, he was suspended three games for bowling over Coyotes goalie Mike Smith. He was also tossed from a game in mid-March versus the Islanders for headbutting New York forward Brock Nelson (though Shaw wasn’t given any further punishment for that infraction.)
As for Jackman, he went uninjured on the play and returned to finish with 19:59 TOI. It’s worth noting this is the second time Jackman’s been on the receiving end of a questionable hit in a matter of days; against Calgary last Thursday, Flames forward Brandon Bollig was given five and a game for boarding Jackman.
Calgary’s Brandon Bollig won’t face any disciplinary hearing for his hit on St. Louis defenseman Barret Jackman Thursday night, an NHL spokesman has confirmed.
Here’s the incident in question. Bollig was given a five-minute boarding major and game misconduct:
Jackman left the game momentarily but did return, and finished with over 17 minutes of ice time.
The Department of Player Safety opted not to further punish Bollig despite his history as a repeat offender; during last year’s playoffs, he was suspended two games for boarding Minnesota Wild defenseman Keith Ballard.
McGrattan, 33, is regarded as one of the NHL’s toughest and most feared fighters — but this season, he’s been unable to display his handiwork; McGrattan has only made eight appearances for the Flames and has failed to register a single fighting major.
McGrattan scrapped 20 times over the last three seasons combined, per HockeyFights.
A veteran of over 300 NHL contests, McGrattan enjoyed a career year in Calgary last year under new head coach Bob Hartley, scoring four goals and eight points in 76 games while teaming with Kevin Westgarth to form one of the league’s most fearsome pugilistic duos.
The two starred in the now-infamous line brawl against Vancouver from last January:
This year, though, Calgary overhauled its toughness by letting Westgarth walk, then bringing in Deryk Engelland and Brandon Bollig.