The Buffalo Sabres got a break from the long arm of the NHL law and will have Benoit Pouliot in the lineup when they meet the Montreal Canadiens tonight in Bell Centre.

After a phone hearing, the NHL's Department of Player Safety ruled there would be no supplemental discipline for Pouliot in the wake of what it initially termed an illegal check to the head against Florida defenseman Keith Yandle late in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Panthers in KeyBank Center.

Pouliot was not penalized for the play, which occurred with 2:15 left in the third period. The hit knocked Yandle's helmet off his head.