McQuaid fined, won't be suspended

McQuaid fined, won't be suspended
December 15, 2011, 7:37 pm
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UPDATE: The NHL announced Thursday night that McQuaid has been fined 2500 for his hit on Ottowa's Nick Foligno.
OTTAWA It looks like Adam McQuaid has already done his time for a hockey crime committed against the Senators.

McQuaid was slapped with a game misconduct and a five-minute major for a knee-on-knee hit on Nick Foligno with less than three minutes to go in the second period of Wednesday nights win, 5-2.

The hit was a reaction by McQuaid to prevent a Foligno breakaway in a tight road game against the Senators.

Foligno missed a single shift before returning to the ice. The Bruins may have actually caught the brunt of the hit as they were left short-handed along the blueline for the final 20 minutes of a one-goal game while already missing Zdeno Chara.

According to a league source, the NHL Department of Player Safety felt the knee-on-knee play was more reactionary than with intent to injure and didnt deserve any additional supplementaldiscipline measure beyond the major penalty already applied.

The fact Foligno was able to finish out the game and avoided injury also played a role in the decision to forego any additional suspensionfor McQuaid, who has no prior history with suspensionsin his three-yearNHL career.