No discipline for Zolnierczyk after kneeing penalty

No discipline for Zolnierczyk after kneeing penalty

February 28, 2013, 2:15 pm
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There was no disciplinary action by the NHL taken against Flyers forward Harry Zolnierczyk.
 
He received a five-minute major and a game misconduct for a kneeing penalty on Washington’s Mathieu Perreault near the very end of Wednesday’s 4-1 Flyer victory.
 
“It was a clean hit,” Zolnierczyk said. “I was just holding center ice there and cut both ways there on the outside and then cut back through the middle of the ice. I put my shoulder into his chest. It was a clean hit.”
 
He said he didn’t ask the official why he was given a major for kneeing.
 
“I didn’t move my legs,” Zolnierczyk said. “I had no intention of trying to catch him. I had him lined up from the start.”

The 25-year-old has averaged 8:26 of ice time in five games this season.

According to ESPN.com, the NHL rescinded the kneeing penalty on Thursday afternoon.

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