Shanahan had Weber suspension penciled in
Zetterberg not hurt, NHL backed off
|Predators defenceman Shea Weber was close to being suspended for his Game 1 hit on Henrik Zetterberg, but the NHL backed off upon finding out the Red Wings forward wasn't injured on the play. (GREGORY SHAMUS/Getty Images/AFP file photo)
File this under news Detroit Red Wings fans don't want to hear.
NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan admitted Monday on a New York radio show that he came close to giving Nashville Predators defenceman Shea Weber a one-game suspension for rattling the head of Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg off the glass in Game 1.
But when he found out that Zetterberg was not hurt -- Wings' general manager Ken Holland told him so -- he backed away from the ban and instead fined Weber $2,500.
In case anyone missed it, Weber has scored in both games since he tried to put Zetterberg's face through the glass and the Preds earned a split to take a 2-1 series lead.