With ten minutes remaining in the game, Scott Hartnell had the puck near the side boards when Florida defenseman Erik Gudbranson drove the Flyers winger head first into the boards. Hartnell was down on the ice for a few minutes while athletic trainer Jim McCrossin assisted. He eventually skated off under his own power and would later return to the game.
As for Gudbranson, he was given a five-minute major for boarding and a game misconduct. According NBC Sports' Mike Halford, the league will not be scheduling a disciplinary hearing with the Panthers defenseman.
This is not the first time that Gudbranson has been involved in a dangerous hit. He hit Capitals forward Martin Erat from behind in April and also shoved Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin from behind forcing his to miss eight games in February.
With his history, it is surprising that the NHL is not at least placing a phone call.
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