No discipline for Dustin Penner
CHICAGO -- Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Penner will not face any disciplinary action for his elbow to Chicago Blackhawks forward Dave Bolland during the third period of Game 4 of the Western Conference finals, NHL Player Safety announced on Friday.
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Penner's left elbow connected with Bolland's head as the two crossed paths while near the puck at 2:19 of the third period. Bolland grabbed his head in pain immediately after the collision. He later shouted at the official and slammed his stick on the bench in frustration after no penalty was called.
NHL Player Safety tweeted on Friday: "Penner/Bolland: A reflex forearm prior to a collision. Not predatory. Not retaliatory. No history. No Supplemental Discipline."
There has already been one disciplinary decision in the series. Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith was suspended one game for high sticking the Kings' Jeff Carter in Game 3. Keith served the suspension in Game 4.