According to ESPN’s John Buccigross and USA Today’s Mike Brehm, there will be no hearing for LA Kings captain Dustin Brown after his controversial hit on Coyotes defenseman Michal Roszival last night.
Here’s the hit in question:
There was no penalty on the play, a decision which drew the ire of numerous Coyotes players.
“Rozsival was cutting to the middle and I cut across and made contact,” Brown told reporters after the game. “Obviously, they thought it was kneeing. It happened at high speed. I felt like I got him with my shoulder and my left side and his right side all made contact from toe to shoulder.”
The decision not to suspend Brown will come as a disappointment to aspiring disciplinarian Mike Smith, who felt the LA captain “ought to be out forever.”