Shea Weber has been fined $2,500 for “delivering a blow” to Henrik Zetterberg’s head at the end of last night’s Predators-Red Wings game in Nashville.
“We felt this was a reckless and reactionary play on which Weber threw a glancing punch and then shoved Zetterberg’s head into the glass,” said NHL Senior Vice President of Player Safety and Hockey Operations Brendan Shanahan. “We reached out to Detroit following the game and were informed that Zetterberg did not suffer an apparent injury and should be in the lineup for Game 2.
“This play and the fine that addressed it will be significant factors in assessing any incidents involving Shea Weber throughout the remainder of the playoffs.”
Weber only made $7.5 million this year, so no more dinners out for him.
Though to be fair, Weber will have to watch his step going forward — he’s on notice now. Sort of like a soccer player after getting a yellow card. Except hockey’s better than soccer.This video is no longer available. Click here to watch more NBC Sports videos!