Penguins’ Evgeni Malkin won’t be suspended for hit on T.J. Oshie

Jose Verdugo
Noviembre 8, 2018

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin will not receive any further discipline for his illegal check to the head of Capitals forward T.J. Oshie on Wednesday night, according to multiple reports.

Malkin received a five-minute major penalty and a match penalty for his hit on Oshie in the third period of the Penguins' 2-1 loss.

Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan said after the game he wasn't expecting Malkin to face a suspension for the hit.

At 3:27 of the third period, Malkin passed the puck while entering the Capitals' zone.

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Oshie said he understood what Malkin may have been trying to accomplish, but was caught off-guard given the situation.

Oshie was forced to leave the game for a second time following the Malkin hit. I'd say about 20 minutes later everything settles down a little bit. The Capitals forward left the game and went through the NHL's concussion protocol, having previously visited the trainers' room during the game following a high stick from the Penguins' Olli Maatta.

Oshie, rightfully so, doesn't seem all that concerned with any possible supplementary discipline Malkin could be facing, as he noted to reporters after the game. Malkin, as we know, is oozing with talent and has consistently been a top three or four forward in the National Hockey League for the better part of his storied career, but he has a tendency to, shall we say, put his temper on full display from time to time.

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