No discipline for hit on Penguins' Neal
New York Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto will not face supplemental discipline from the NHL for his hit on Penguins winger James Neal.
Del Zotto caught Neal with a reverse-forearm/elbow during a Penguins power play in the third period Friday night. No penalty was called.
All hits are reviewed by the Department of Player Safety. Only ones deemed possibly reckless and/or intentional warrant a hearing.
Neal did not finish the Penguins' shootout win.
Neal temporarily was knocked out, teammate Pascal Dupuis said. Television cameras showed Neal mouthing, “What happened?” on the bench before he wobbled to the medical area at Consol Energy Center.
Coach Dan Bylsma said he had no update on Neal, who has not had previous concussion incidents.
The Penguins did not practice Saturday and will not practice Sunday.
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