Bogosian avoids suspension for head shot

Jets defenceman Zach Bogosian will have a hearing with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan on...

Jets defenceman Zach Bogosian will have a hearing with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan on Thursday. (Brian Donogh/QMI Agency/Files)

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, Last Updated: 7:57 PM ET

WASHINGTON - Zach Bogosian made a trip to the principal's office and came away with a warning.

Bogosian was part of a disciplinary hearing with Brendan Shanahan and a host of others Thursday afternoon to discuss his hit to the head of Washington Capitals forward Cody Eakin that occurred just past the midway point of the second period of Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss.

The verdict came down late Thursday and the NHL has ruled that no fine or suspension will be levied against Bogosian, a league spokesman confirmed.

That means Bogosian will be in the Jets' lineup as they face the Carolina Hurricanes Friday.

No penalty was called on the play, on which Eakin skated through the middle of the neutral zone, dumped the puck in from just outisde the offensive blue-line and leaned forward to chase the puck as Bogosian stepped up and delivered the hit.

Replays showed Bogosian's shoulder caught Eakin on the chin, but in the eyes of the NHL, the blueliner didn't target the head on the play and the Capitals forward was at least partially responsible for putting himself in a vulnerable position.

Andre Deveaux of the New York Rangers also had a disciplinary hearing Thursday but no discipline was announced. The winger got a match penalty for a hit to the head of Florida's Tomas Fleischmann at 10:59 of the second period Wednesday.

MORROW OUT THREE

Dallas Stars captain Brenden Morrow is expected to miss three more games with an upper-body injury.

Morrow, who was hurt Monday against Edmonton and didn't play Wednesday against Los Angeles, joins teammates Alex Goligoski (broken thumb) and Adam Burish (broken hand) on the sidelines. He'll miss games against Toronto, Phoenix and Colorado.

In 20 games this season, Morrow has just three goals and nine assists.

JAGR HURT AGAIN

Jaromir Jagr's wonky groin will likely cause him to miss a pair of weekend games.

The Philadelphia Flyers forward returned from a two-game absence Wednesday against the New York Islanders but aggravated the injury and made an early exit. Now it appears he won't play Friday against the Montreal Canadiens or Saturday against New York.

"We got two games and then five days off," Jagr told CSNPhilly.com. "I think I'm not going to play those two games and make sure when I come back I want to come back strong. I probably came back two days too early."

In 19 games this season, Jagr has six goals and 11 assists.

NEW TEAM RISES

The Sherbrooke-based expansion team that will play in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League will be known as the Phoenix.

The team, which is owned by a group of investors led by former NHL goaltender Jocelyn Thibeault, will begin play next season. The expansion franchise was granted last summer when the league folded the Lewiston Maineiacs.

The team name and logo -- a blue, crowned Phoenix over a white shield -- were revealed in a YouTube video Wednesday night.

The franchise opted for the English spelling of Phoenix, rather than the French Phenix, because that name was taken by a Quebec triple-A midget team.

ANOTHER BIG BAN

Mississauga St. Michael's Majors forward Joseph Cramarossa became the latest OHLer to be hit with a big suspension for a head shot.

Cramarossa was suspended 10 games Thursday for drilling Sudbury Wolves forward Andrey Kuchin Friday with a hit similar to the one that earned Niagara's Tom Kuhnhackl a 20-game suspension. Cramarossa was given a major penalty for checking to the head but Kuchin was not hurt on the play.

Cramarossa will be eligible to return Dec. 18 when the Majors host Sudbury.

The OHL also suspended Erie Otters tough guy Johnny McGuire eight games and Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds rookie defenceman Darnell Nurse five games for separate incidents last weekend.

BRIEFLY

New York Islanders forward Blake Comeau has been put on waivers. The 25-year-old has no points and is minus-11 this season ... The Detroit Red Wings sent forward Fabian Brunnstrom to Grand Rapids of the AHL. Brunnstrom has one assist in four games with the Wings ... The New York Rangers called up forwards Carl Hagelin and John Mitchell from Connecticut of the AHL.


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