The NHL announced today that Zbynek Michalek will not be fined or suspended by the NHL for his elbow to the head of Washington's Matt Hendricks yesterday, so tweets Post-Gazette veteran beat writer Dave Molinari:
No fine or suspension for Penguins D Zbynek Michalek for hit on Washington's Matt Hendricks Sunday.
Michalek was given a minor penalty on the play.
Washington's Alex Ovechkin also had a discipline phone hearing with the NHL, for his high hit on Michalek, which occurred previous to ZM's hit on Hendricks. Ovechkin was not penalized in the game on the play. A ruling on any possible punishment for Ovechkin is expected soon. The Caps play tomorrow, and Ovechkin didn't skate on a line full-time at practice today, an indication the Caps are expecting/preparing for their superstar winger to be suspended.
Michalek is a recent returnee to the Penguins lineup from a concussion he suffered earlier in the season. Michalek was able to finish the game after all the hits and practiced this morning.