Referee Auger Will Not Face Disciplinary Action

The NHL has closed the investigation into allegations Vancouver forward Alex Burrows made against referee Stephane Auger after a game Monday night, according to a report by Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo's Puck Daddy. He was speaking on TEAM 1040 radio in Vancouver and after his appearance he confirmed it on Twitter.

As I said on @TEAM1040 tonight: NHL tells Puck Daddy that the Burrows/Auger matter is "closed" on their end after fine.

Darren Dreger of TSN is also reporting that Auger will not be disciplined by the league. This means that the only discipline handed down by the league in this incident is a $2,500 fine given to Burrows tonight following his tirade to the press last night.

Could it be that the NHL is trying to dodge negative press and the possibility that one of their officials may have let their bias effect the game? 24 hours doesn't seem like enough time after the incident took place to conduct a thorough investigation into the allegations.

Despite what the NHL says, this situation may not be over.

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