No hearing scheduled for Seidenberg after hit on Fiddler

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“Nothing scheduled at the moment” was the response we got from the NHL with regards to a possible disciplinary hearing for Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg after his hit on Stars forward Vernon Fiddler last night in Boston.

Even B’s play-by-play man Jack Edwards, not exactly the most ardent critic of the team, noted that Seidenberg “caught some head” on the hit.

But was it suspension-worthy?

Here’s the new, slightly altered Rule 48 — Illegal Check to the Head — as taken from NHL commissioner Gary Bettman’s ruling on the Patrick Kaleta appeal (PDF)

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So perhaps the NHL felt Seidenberg “attempted to hit squarely through” Fiddler’s body. If the league did indeed see it that way, we wouldn’t necessarily disagree.