Report: Matt Cooke Not Expected to Face Further Discipline for Hit From Behind in Game 1

Some were expecting Pittsburgh Penguins forward Matt Cooke to receive a call from the league following another controversial play — this time in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final.

Cooke, who has a checkered past with plenty of supplemental discipline, was at the center of attention again in Game 1 against the Bruins. The Pittsburgh forward planted Adam McQuaid into the boards with a big hit early in the second period that left McQuaid laying on the ice. McQuaid, after heading to the dressing room initially, returned to the ice shortly thereafter.

Cooke was assessed a five-minute major for checking from behind and was also given a game misconduct, ending his night. It looks like that’s all of the discipline he’ll get.

Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos reports via Twitter that Cooke won’t face any supplemental discipline for his check.

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