Report: No hearing scheduled for Legwand butt-ending Malkin

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Detroit Red Wings forward David Legwand may be able to breathe a little easier today.

Ansar Khan of Mlive.com reports Legwand does not have a hearing scheduled with the NHL following his butt-ending of Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin during last night’s game.

Legwand used the end of his stick to jab Malkin in the midsection late in the third period of the Red Wings’ 5-4 overtime win against the Penguins. Malkin went down on the ice in pain and Legwand was assessed a five-minute for butt-ending and a game misconduct.

The Penguins didn’t score on the major power play and Daniel Alfredsson’s goal with 0.4 seconds left in overtime gave the Wings the victory. The best news for Detroit out of all of this, however, is that they won’t lose yet another center for a game or more out of this.