No additional discipline for P.K. Subban following slash vs. Senators

This is not going to make Ottawa Senators coach Dave Cameron very happy.

P.K. Subban will reportedly not face any additional discipline for a slashing incident involving Senators forward Mark Stone during the Canadiens' 4-3 Game 1 win Wednesday night, according to ESPN's Pierre LeBrun.

Subban was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct for the slash, mainly because Stone appeared to be injured as a result of the play. According to league rules, when an injury occurs because of a slashing penalty a major penalty is to be issued. Once the major penalty is called, a game misconduct becomes mandatory. 

Stone briefly left the game on two separate occasions following the play but returned both times. 

After the game, Senators coach Dave Cameron basically threatened the NHL that if Subban was not suspended his team was going to take part in its own brand of vigilante justice and slash one of Montreal's best players.

"You either suspend him, or one of their best players gets slashed and they give us five," Cameron said after the game.

Well, not only will Subban not be suspended, Cameron is the one who is now running the risk of facing some sort of discipline from the league (perhaps a fine) and he made sure that the on-ice officials (and the league, for that matter) are going to be watching his team like hawks in Game 2 on Friday night. 

That probably could have gone better for him and the Senators. 

Even though the Canadiens scored a goal on their own net, were without their best offensive player (Max Pacioretty) for the entire game and their best defenseman (Subban) for half of the game, they were still able to win a wild game to take a 1-0 lead in the series. 

P.K. Subban was ejected Wednesday night but he reportedly will not be suspended. (USATSI)
P.K. Subban was ejected Wednesday night but he will not be suspended. (USATSI)
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Adam Gretz has been writing about the NHL and taking an analytical approach to the game since the start of the 2008 season. A member of the PHWA since 2015, he has spent more than three years covering... Full Bio

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