By Allan Muir
Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk told Dallas Morning News beat writer Mike Heika this afternoon that the NHL is not considering supplemental discipline for Martin Hanzal after the Phoenix forward’s blindside hit knocked Jamie Benn out of Saturday’s game.
That’s not necessarily a surprise — we likely would have heard yesterday if a hearing was on tap — but this is the first confirmation that Hanzal is off the hook.
Dallas fans won’t be happy, especially since there was no penalty during the game, either, but honestly this could have gone either way. Hanzal has a record with the Department of Player Safety and Benn had to leave the game, but the Stars center also spent a little too much time admiring his own shot and opened himself up to get plastered.