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NHL Rescinds Match Penalty to Desjardins

Wednesday, 02.06.2013 / 1:12 PM / News
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NHL Rescinds Match Penalty to Desjardins
NHL rescinds match penalty to San Jose Sharks forward Andrew Desjardins in the Feb. 5 game against the Chicago Blackhawks.

SAN JOSE, California -- The National Hockey League has rescinded the match penalty assessed to San Jose Sharks forward Andrew Desjardins in NHL Game #137 on Tuesday, February 5 in San Jose.

Desjardins received a match penalty for an illegal check to the head of Chicago Blackhawks forward Jamal Mayers at 8:48 of the second period.

Rule 48.5 reads: "The Referee, at his discretion, may assess a match penalty if, in his judgment, the player attempted to or deliberately injured his opponent with an illegal check to the head. If deemed appropriate, supplementary discipline can be applied by the Commissioner at his discretion."

Desjardins also received a five-minute major for fighting in an altercation immediately following the hit. Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith also received a two-minute minor for instigating, a two-minute minor for unsportsmanlike conduct (instigating with a face shield), a five-minute major for fighting and a 10-minute misconduct.

“The way the linesman saw it on the ice, he was convinced it was a major penalty," NHL supervisor of officials Mick McGeough told a pool reporter after the game. "Unfortunately, he was wrong. It’s been overruled, taken care of by the League and Brendan Shanahan and the safety committee, and there are no more issues right now. (Linesman) Jonny Murray made the call. Unfortunately, he wasn’t overruled by the referee. It is what it is.”

Chicago forward Patrick Kane scored the game-winning goal during the ensuing four-minute stretch of 4-on-4 hockey in an eventual 5-3 victory.

NHL.com Correspondent Eric Gilmore contributed to this report.

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