No hearing for McLeod after concussing Baertschi


Nashville forward Cody McLeod has escaped punishment for his hit on Vancouver’s Sven Baertschi, per ESPN.

McLeod won’t be subjected to a disciplinary hearing for the incident, which forced Baertschi from Tuesday’s game with a concussion.

The hit, which occurred early in the first period, was deemed an “accidental collision” by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety (again, per ESPN).

But that’s not quite how Canucks head coach Willie Desjardins saw it:

It’s worth noting McLeod wasn’t penalized on the play.