Aaron Rome gets off the hook (kind of)

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Unlike during the 2011 Stanley Cup finals, Aaron Rome’s dumb-hit related shame will be limited to one game. The Vancouver Canucks surrendered three Anaheim Ducks power-play goals after Rome received a major for his check on Devante Smith-Pelly, which apparently was punishment enough in the eyes of Brendan Shanahan & Co.

The Vancouver Province reports that Rome won’t be fined or suspended for that check, although Shanahan isn’t very happy with “certain elements” of that action. Take a look at the video and decide for yourself if that game misconduct and major penalty (not to mention drawing the ire of his team and fans) provided enough of a consequence for Rome.

One thing’s for sure: it won’t make Smith-Pelly’s nose any less broken …