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.
No NHL hearing scheduled for Seidenberg
NBC Sports Boston | Nov 17