Ryan Malone not suspended for hit

Updated: October 4, 2011, 10:38 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Calling it his "most challenging" decision so far in his tenure as the NHL's chief disciplinarian, Brendan Shanahan has decided not to suspend Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Malone for his hit on the Montreal Canadiens' Chris Campoli, the league announced Monday.

Shanahan said the decision not to suspend Malone for making contact with Campoli's head in Friday's preseason game in Quebec City was his "most difficult to date."

In reaching the decision, Shanahan determined that ...

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