The Washington Times - November 24, 2011, 07:31PM

Jets defenseman Zach Bogosian won’t be fined or suspended for his hit on Capitals rookie Cody Eakin.

Bogosian hit Eakin with what appeared to be an elbow to the head at the 9:22 mark of the second Wednesday night. He had a hearing with Brendan Shanahan Thursday, but NHL spokesman John Dellapina said he would not receive any supplemental discipline.


Bogosian drilled Eakin just as the 20-year-old center was entering the offensive zone, and it appeared Eakin’s head was the principle point of contact. But Bogosian will not be punished further.

“When Brendan looked at it, he believes that Bogosian was committed to a shoulder to shoulder hit. Just prior to contact, Eakin moves, and changes the position of his head,” Dellapina said in a phone interview Thursday night. “While the principle point of contact was his head, it was not targeted.”

Dellapina said that Shanahan did not believe it was an “intentional or reckless” hit.

Still pending is a decision on Andre Deveaux, the Rangers player who hit ex-Caps forward Tomas Fleischmann on Wednesday night. The Rangers visit the Caps on Friday.