It looked like nothing more than a strangle play on first blush, but there were more than a few outcries for some NHL Player Safety justice after an incident with Dennis Seidenberg and Bobby Ryan in the third period of Friday night’s 4-2 B’s loss at the Canadian Tire Centre.

Seidenberg was retrieving a puck behind the Boston net when he felt fore-check pressure coming from a rushing Bobby Ryan. The Bruins defenseman got into a protective posture, and his raised elbow struck the Ottawa power forward in the face while sending him flying in the opposite direction.

The NHL Player Safety Department hasn’t scheduled a hearing with Seidenberg, per a league source, and wouldn’t be in a rush given that the Bruins don’t play again until Monday night in Carolina. It isn’t expected, however, that the B’s defenseman will be meeting with Brendan Shanahan about the incident.