Report: No further discipline for Kesler’s hit on Granlund


Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler won’t face a fine or a suspension for his charging major on Minnesota Wild forward Mikael Granlund, HNIC’s Elliotte Friedman reports.

Kesler, 30, received a charging major for hitting Granlund, 22, in the dying moments of Anaheim’s 2-1 win against Minnesota on Friday night. Here’s video of the fracas:

Kesler hasn’t ever been suspended by the NHL despite sporting a game that has some edge to it (601 penalty minutes in 660 career regular season games). Zach Parise, who received a game misconduct and cross-checking major during the scrum that ensued at the end of the game, had this to say afterward:

Stupid or not, Kesler won’t face any further discipline for his actions. Anaheim’s next game against Minnesota is on Dec. 5.