Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban will not be suspended for his slash on Ottawa Senators rookie forward Mark Stone during Game 1 of their first round series Wednesday night.
The news from TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun comes after Subban was assessed a five-minute major penalty and was thrown out of the game in the second period when he gave Stone a two-handed chop to his wrist during a penalty kill.
Stone immediately fell to the ice and went to the dressing room for a short time before returning to action, albeit in noticeable pain.
The Senators announced on Thursday morning that Stone has a microfracture of his right wrist and his availability for the rest of the series isn't known.
LeBrun also reports that Senators head coach Dave Cameron will not be fined but will have receive a warning from the league for his comments after the game.
Cameron suggested that if the league didn't take action against Subban it would be a green light for his players to take similar action back at the Canadiens.
"I think it's quite simple. It's a vicious slash on the unprotected part of the body. You (the league) either do one of two things and I think it's an easy solution. You either suspend him -- or when one of their best players gets slashed, just give us five. It's not that complicated," Cameron told reporters in his post-game news conference.