NHL says it won't suspend Burrows
(SI.com) -- Mike Murphy, the NHL's Senior Vice President of Operations, has announced that forward Alex Burrows of the Vancouver Canucks will not be suspended for an incident in Wednesday night's Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins.
"After reviewing the incident, including speaking with the on-ice officials, I can find no conclusive evidence that Alex Burrows intentionally bit the finger of Patrice Bergeron," Murphy wrote in a release issued by the NHL on Thursday afternoon.
The two players were involved in a scrum at the end of the first period and it appeared that Burrows bit Bergeron, who was seen wearing a bandage on his finger after the game.
The decision came a day after the NHL announced that Colin Campbell was stepping down from his role as its lead administrator of supplementary discipline decisions and would be replaced by Brendan Shanahan. Murphy has been serving in cases involving the Bruins, for whom Campbell's son Gregory plays.