NHL notes: Wilson not suspended for hit Schenn can't remember

Brayden Schenn of the Philadelphia Flyers is helped off the ice by trainer Jim McCrossin after...

Brayden Schenn of the Philadelphia Flyers is helped off the ice by trainer Jim McCrossin after being hurt against the Washington Capitals at Wells Fargo Center on December 17, 2013. (Paul Bereswill/Getty Images/AFP)

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Despite stating "I really don't remember much of the play at all," Philadelphia Flyers forward Brayden Schenn did not undergo concussion baseline testing after being rocked by Tom Wilson Tuesday.

Wilson, a Washington Capitals rookie, did not receive supplemental discipline for the hit despite having a telephone hearing with the NHL.

Since Schenn turned his body towards the end boards right before Wilson applied the hit, he put himself in a vulnerable position, the NHL said Thursday.

Schenn had an X-ray but did not feel the need for a concussion test.

"I just remember how hard the top of my head actually hit the boards," Schenn told the Philadelphia Daily News. "I feel I got really lucky. I don't think I've ever gone head first into the boards like that before, without even my arms under me."

Sustaining only a sore neck and stiff upper back, Schenn said he passed over a test because he "didn't see stars," "didn't feel slow," and "didn't have any headaches."

Wilson was assessed a major penalty for the hit.

MARCHAND STAYING PUT

Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli has made it crystal clear he is not looking to ship Brad Marchand out of town.

At the morning skate Thursday, Chiarelli dismissed rumours the Bruins were interested in shopping the struggling forward.

"Let me be clear on Marchy," Chiarelli said. "I'm not trading Marchy, he's a good player, I like the way he plays."

Marchand, who is under contract through 2016-17 at an annual salary of $4.5 million, has been the subject of criticism lately due to undisciplined play.

Chiarelli sums the situation up as the 25-year-old "finding his way." Marchand will "figure it out," Chiarelli added. "When one guy struggles, the other guys unfortunately piggy-back on those struggles."

The pesky winger has recorded five goals and nine points in 34 games this season. This puts Marchand on pace for 34 points over an 82-game season -- two fewer than he recorded in 45 games last year.

HORACHEK STILL A TEMP

Although he probably deserves some security, Peter Horachek is not about to have the "interim" tag dropped from his job title.

Horachek has led the Florida Panthers to a respectable 10-8-1 record since taking over as coach Nov. 8. But, Panthers general manager Dale Tallon wants to see a bigger sample size before jumping to conclusions about Horachek's future.

"I don't see why we would rush into anything," Tallon told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

"Things are going well; let's just let things happen. Of course. He's two games over .500 on a team with 13 new faces on it. He's done a good job."

The Panthers, with a 13-17-5 record, hold down the 14th spot in the Eastern Conference. However, heading into Thursday's NHL schedule, were only six points out of eighth.

Prior to taking the job in Florida, vacated after the firing of Kevin Dineen, Horachek spent nine seasons behind the Nashville Predators bench as an assistant.

BRIEFLY

Phoenix Coyotes defenceman Zbynek Michalek is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury. Michalek was hurt Tuesday in a game versus the Montreal Canadiens ... Defenceman Victor Hedman returned to the Tampa Bay Lightning lineup Thursday against the Nashville Predators. Hedman had been shelved since Dec. 5 with a lower-body injury ... Florida Panthers forward Jesse Winchester, sidelined due to a hand injury, could miss up to four weeks of action, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel ... Detroit Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg is expected to return from injury Dec. 28. Zetterberg has been on injured reserve with a herniated disc since Dec. 2 ... The Boston Bruins called up defenceman David Warhofsky from the AHL. Warhofsky made his NHL debut Thursday against the Buffalo Sabres, while blueliner Kevan Miller and forward Craig Cunningham have been sent down to Providence.


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