Predators' Shea Weber Fined $2,500 For Illegal Hit
Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber has been fined $2,500 for delivering an illegal blow to the head of Henrik Zetterberg last night, according to the official NHL website.
"This was a reckless and reactionary play on which Weber threw a glancing punch and then shoved Zetterberg's head into the glass," said NHL Senior Vice President of Player Safety and Hockey Operations Brendan Shanahan. "As is customary whenever Supplemental Discipline is being considered, we contacted Detroit following the game and were informed that Zetterberg did not suffer an apparent injury and should be in the lineup for Game 2.”
"This play and the fine that addressed it will be significant factors in assessing any incidents involving Shea Weber throughout the remainder of the playoffs."
This is Weber’s second fine of the 2011-2012 season, having been flagged in October for a boarding call. Weber currently serves as Nashville’s captain, and has been a member of the team since 2004. This season he has scored 19 goals and tallied 30 assists. During his career with the Predators he has had 99 goals and 164 assists.