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Shea Weber Hit On Zetterberg

April 12, 2012 by staff 

Shea Weber Hit On Zetterberg, Predators captain Shea Weber was fined $2,500 for slamming Detroit Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg’s head into the glass Wednesday night. Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber hits Detroit Red Wings center Henrik Zetterberg into the glass during the final moments of the third period. That ruling disappointed the Red Wings.

“I didn’t really know what happened when it happened,” said Zetterberg, who said that he was feeling fine. “So it was fun to see it afterwards. In my view, it looks pretty bad.

“It’s up to the league to review. I heard he got fined. I guess the bar is set.”

Weber kept his comments short, repeating a couple of times that “I’m just glad he didn’t get hurt.”

Detroit’s Johan Franzen said he didn’t think a $2,500 fine was enough to keep players from doing such things. Captain Nicklas Lidstrom said the lack of a suspension “was somewhat surprising, but it is what it is.”

At the end of the 3-2 loss to the Predators, Zetterberg checked Weber, who responded by grabbing Zetterberg’s head and slamming it into the glass, twice. Zetterberg wasn’t available for comment after the game, Wings coach Mike Babcck said he was too far away to see much and hadn’t yet seen the replay, and speaking Wednesday night, Weber wrote it off as “playoff hockey.”

NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan reviewed the incident, and talked to Red Wings general manager Ken Holland after the game. The NHL’s department of player safety settled for fining Weber $2,500, the maximum allowed under the collective bargaining agreement.

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