Boston Bruins defenceman Matt Bartkowski will not face supplementary discipline for his hit on Brian Gionta of the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday.

Bartkowski was asessed a major penalty for interference and a game misconduct on the play. He also engaged Sabres forward Marcus Foligno in a fight after the play.

The NHL Department of Player Safety explained that Bartkowski's hit was a case of incidental head contact on an otherwise full body check.

"The head is not the main point of contact. Also, Gionta puts himself in a vulnerable position making contact with his head unavoidable," read the explanation on the department's Twitter account.