"We felt this was a reckless and reactionary play on which Weber threw a glancing punch and then shoved Zetterberg's head into the glass," said NHL Player Safety chief Brendan Shanahan in a press release. "We reached out to Detroit following the game and were informed that Zetterberg did not suffer an apparent injury and should be in the lineup for Game 2."
The fine is the maximum financial punishment allowed by the Collective Bargaining Agreement, but it's rather shocking that Weber didn't see a suspension given the obvious intent of his actions. It's clear that the league feels further discipline is not warranted given the lack of an injury to Zetterberg on the play, but with the recent emphasis on blows to the head, it's a bit curious that Shanahan decided against sitting Weber for even a single game.
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