Vancouver Canucks forward Alex Burrows will not be suspended for the alleged biting incident that took place between him and Boston's Patrice Bergeron during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday.
NHL senior vice-president of hockey operations Mike Murphy announced the decision in a statement on Thursday.
Murphy spoke to Burrows informally on Thursday, and there was no official hearing. The league concluded after the meeting that this was a scrum-related issue and that no official saw it.
The incident occurred during a scrum at the end of the first period. While a linesman was trying to break up some pushing and shoving, Bergeron's hand ended up near Burrows' face and a television replay appeared to show the Canucks' forward biting down on a finger of Bergeron's glove.
Bergeron said that his finger was cut after the incident.