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Shea Weber Slams Henrik Zetteberg's Head Into Boards During Predators-Red Wings Game (VIDEO)

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Shea Weber of Nashville slams Red Wings star Henrik Zetterberg's head into the boards.
Shea Weber of Nashville slams Red Wings star Henrik Zetterberg's head into the boards.

As the final seconds ticked off in Nashville's 3-2 win over Detroit in Game 1, things got chippy when Red Wings center Henrik Zetterberg charged for the puck in the corner and hit Predators All-Star Shea Weber in the back. After the puck was knocked away from them, Weber took exception to the hit and tried punching Zetterberg in the back of the head.

He missed, but the altercation didn't end there.

Weber then grabbed Zetterberg's head and slammed it into the glass just before the siren went off signaling a Nashville victory. The Predators defenseman was handed a 2-minute roughing penalty at the very end for the attempted punch, but some, including former player and current commentator Jeremy Roenick, thought a suspension should be in order.

"There's no question," Roenick said after comparing the hit to using one's skate to hurt someone. "You cannot use the glass to inflict harm. However mad that you are, and Shea Weber, I know it's the heat of the battle, but you already have the game won. This was totally a brain dead decision."

UPDATE: The NHL fined Weber $2,500 for his hit on Zetterberg at the end of Game 1. Click here for more.

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Puck Daddy's Greg Wyshynski tweeted on Thursday morning that nothing has been decided yet and the result will probably be a fine but no suspension.

John Buccigross of ESPN tweeted that he doesn't think the Predators' captain will be suspended.


John Buccigross
My take. I don't think Shea Weber will be suspended. I think his little "turnbuckle" move was more theatrical on Weber's part. Maybe a Fine

Still, several compared Weber's hit to a WWE move and called for a suspension.

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