Prior to tonight’s game, Bob McKenzie tweeted that New York Rangers forward Wojtek Wolski will not face any supplementary discipline for the advertent/inadvertent elbow that landed upside Daniel Alfredsson’s cranium. Earlier this evening, in his regular pre-game appearance on the team1200 Bob McKenzie revealed that the thinking inside the league is that this was a case of a player seeing another at the last minute and “bracing” for impact. Much like “Steckel on Crosby”,”Ference on Halpern”, and “Neil on Grabovski“; all of which resulted in no fine or suspension. At the least the precedent on these accidental on-purpose picks has been consistent. No update on Alfie’s condition/ailment either.
The other less unexpected but nonetheless exciting news is Lehner getting his first start of the season. This one should be a dandy.