Kyle Turris Escapes Suspension for Hit on Joe Corvo, Brendan Shanahan Says Head ‘Not Targeted Intentionally’


Kyle Turris' hit on Joe Corvo during the third period of the Bruins' 5-3 win over the Senators on Saturday was enough to warrant a phone hearing with Brendan Shanahan. But it wasn't enough to garner supplemental discipline.

"Because there was enough head contact on this hit, the Department of Player Safety felt it was necessary to convene a hearing to examine the play further," explained Shanahan, the league's vice president of player safety and hockey operations. "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.

"We therefore have decided that there will be no supplemental discipline added to the penalty assessed on the play."

Turris received a two-minute boarding minor for the hit, which occurred with five minutes left in Saturday's game. The Senators forward left his feet and seemingly struck Corvo in the head along the boards.

The play drew the ire of NESN's Jack Edwards and had many Bruins fans expressing their displeasure via Twitter. The only man that matters in such situations didn't see things the same way, though.

The Bruins and Senators will battle again in Boston on Tuesday night on the second leg of a home-and-home.

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