Sounds as though Andrew Shaw has avoided a date with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety.
Per Sportsnet, Shaw won’t face any supplemental discipline after headbutting the Islanders’ Brock Nelson during the second period of Chicago’s 4-1 win over the Isles on Tuesday night.
Shaw was given a five-minute major and game misconduct for the incident. Nelson appeared no worse for wear and took regular shifts for the remainder of the contest, finishing with 17:11 TOI.
Shaw, 23, does have a disciplinary history — he was suspended three games in April 2012 for charging Coyotes’ goaltender Mike Smith — and Chicago has been punished twice already this season; Dan Carcillo was given a six-game suspension for cross-checking Mathieu Perreault, and Joakim Nordstrom was given two games for boarding Oliver Ekman-Larsson last week.
As for why Shaw didn’t get suspended…
The issue with Shaw is the replays aren’t great…ref on-ice called it game misconduct, not match. That report is the foundation.
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) March 18, 2015
NHL didn’t have best TV angles on Andrew Shaw’s head-butt on Brock Nelson. Contacted stations for additional footage but neither had it.
— Chris Kuc (@ChrisKuc) March 18, 2015