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Brad Stuart won’t be punished for Gabriel Landeskog hit, report says

So, it sounds like Brad Stuart won’t be getting a call from Brendan Shanahan in the league office regarding his devastating hit on Avs captain Gabriel Landeskog on Saturday.

Via David Pollack:

Bob McKenzie of TSN now reporting that the NHL will not be taking any further action on the hard hit by Brad Stuart on Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog. Looks like the league saw things the way the Sharks did and not Colorado coach Joe Sacco.

Video of the bone crushing hit is above. It was one of the defining moments of the game. Landeskog had to go to the locker room (he did return), and Ryan O’Byrne responded by quickly getting in a scrap with Stuart.

O’Byrne for his part earned a two-minute instigator penalty, on top of a two-minute penalty for instigating a fight while wearing a visor, on top of a 10-minute misconduct. The pair of minors gave the Sharks a four-minute power play.

Big mistake with Patrick Marleau on the other side. Marleau scored twice within two minutes during the power play and the Sharks never looked back.

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