Print and Go Back Cross Checks [Print without images]

Monday, April 25, 2011
Flyers' Mike Richards won't be suspended


Flyers captain Mike Richards will not be suspended for his hit on Tim Connolly, which drove the Sabres center headfirst into the boards, according multiple reports.

A source told Sporting News a disciplinary hearing would not be held.

Connolly was chasing the puck into the corner when he was hit by Richards, and spent about two minutes on the ice before skating slowly to the dressing room.

Richards was assessed a two-minute boarding penalty on the play.

Connolly has a history of injury problems, including several concussions. One of the concussions forced him to miss the entire 2003-04 season.

Connolly will not play in Game 7.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.