Detroit forward Johan Franzen doesn’t have a disciplinary hearing scheduled for his headshot on New York’s Carl Hagelin on Wednesday night, a NHL spokesman confirmed.
Here’s the incident in question:
Franzen wasn’t penalized on the play. Hagelin looked shaken up on the bench, but returned for a couple more shifts late in the frame.
The incident came on a night in which Detroit expressed frustration with the officiating. Franzen’s headshot came after he tangled with Hagelin in front of the faceoff dot; what’s more, Hagelin had earlier drawn Detroit’s ire for high-sticking Danny DeKeyser midway through the third period, which went uncalled.
“We should have been on a four-minute power play in the third period,” an irate Mike Babcock said following the game, per Yahoo. “That was obvious. But what do you do?”
It’s worth noting that while the league still could schedule a hearing with Franzen, it would likely need to happen quickly given Detroit plays again tomorrow night in New Jersey.