98.5 The Sports Hub’s Bruins insider Joe Haggerty of Comcast SportsNet New England reported the NHL Department of Player Safety felt the knee-on-knee play was more “reactionary” than “with intent to injure” and didn’t deserve any additional discipline measure.
McQuaid received a five minute major and game misconduct in Boston’s 5-2 win for sticking his knee to trip up Foligno late in the second period. After the game, the Bruins defenseman said there was no intent to injure on the play.
“It happened kind of like a split second thing; it was definitely a penalty,” said McQuaid. “I’m glad to hear he’s doing good. Like I said, it wasn’t my intent to try and hurt him in that situation.”
Foligno was able to return to the ice later in the period and played the rest of the game.
McQuaid has never been suspended in his brief NHL career.
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