The NHL Player Safety Department announced this afternoon that there would be no action taken on Red Wings' defenseman Kyle Quincey.
That's right, even the NHL hates the Red Wings and wants them to lose, not just the hockey gods. The good news is that Kyle is now able to accept invitations to split fish tacos with you.
This news follows the five game suspension handed out to Deryk Engelland for his concussion inducing hit on Justin Abdelkader. There is no timetable, according to the Detroit Free Press, for Abdelkader's return.
Jordin Tootoo has also been recalled from the Griffins as of this afternoon.
[Edit: Let's let Nick Cotsonika explain why Quincey wasn't suspended, read in top-down order]
Here is why DPS did not suspend Quincey: Getzlaf put himself in vulnerable position just prior to contact. (1)— Nick Cotsonika (@cotsonika) December 18, 2013
Most of the time, when someone is suspended for boarding, he sees the numbers for some time. Not in this case. it was quick. (2)— Nick Cotsonika (@cotsonika) December 18, 2013
Quincey didn't push Getzlaf that hard. For those reasons, the five-minute major and game misconduct was enough. (3)— Nick Cotsonika (@cotsonika) December 18, 2013
Quincey did receive a warning, however, and the game misconduct is on his record for rest of the season. (4)— Nick Cotsonika (@cotsonika) December 18, 2013
If Quincey receives another major for checking from behind or boarding, it's an automatic one-gamer no matter what DPS thinks. (5)— Nick Cotsonika (@cotsonika) December 18, 2013