It sounds like Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will not be suspended for slashing Ottawa Senators defenceman Marc Methot in the first period of Thursday's clash in Ottawa.
NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says the league will not look into the Crosby slash any further, according to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun.
The 31-year-old will be out for "weeks," according to Senators head coach Guy Boucher.
Methot sits fourth on the Senators in average ice time at just over 20 minutes per game. He owns 12 assists and a plus-13 rating in 67 games this season.
Senators owner Eugene Melnyk joined TSN Radio 1200 in Ottawa Friday morning and let it be known he wasn't happy about losing one of his best defenders for the foreseeable future.
Ottawa has nine games remaining in the regular season, which will conclude on April 9.
Crosby. 29, is having one of the best seasons of his career, tallying 41 goals and 40 assists over 67 games. He leads the league in goals and is tied for second in points.