BOSTON (CBS) — A forearm to the head of Bruins defenseman Joe Corvo cost Senators forward Kyle Turris two minutes in the penalty box, but that’s the only punishment he’ll be facing.

After Turris’ disciplinary hearing with league disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan, the league decided not to suspend or fine Turris for his hit.

“After reviewing the video extensively as we heard Turris’ explanation of how the play developed, we concluded that the head was not targeted intentionally or even recklessly and that the circumstances surrounding the hit contributed significantly to the amount of head contact that resulted,” Shanahan explained in a statement. “We therefore have decided that there will be no supplemental discipline added to the penalty assessed on the play.”

The hit took place at 5:00 of the third period of Saturday night’s game between the Bruins and Senators. Corvo remained on the ice holding his head for a moment but returned to the game shortly thereafter. Turris was called for boarding.

Turris, 22, has no history of suspensions with the NHL.

Comments (6)
  1. jamie says:

    thats what we call a catch 22

  2. Michelle Fuller Fitzgerald says:

    Shanahan is a gutless weasle. If that was Marchand he would have suspended him.

  3. Crai says:

    Well Brendan if you’re not going to do anything about it thenthe Bruins will just have to take matters into their own hands. I know a certain #22 that would be happy to sort that one out.

  4. SininStyle says:

    Wow, just wow. The Neil hit I thought was close but clean. The Torris hit I thought for sure was cut and dry. Look back to the Marchand hit at center ice he pulled up on. Got 3 games yet this hit is OK?! These rulings have become somewhat one sided.
    Maybe the conspiracy theorists are not so far off.

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