Alex Burrows, who seemed to bite Patrice Bergeron at the end of the first period of Game 1, learned today that he will not be suspended during the Stanley Cup finals for the incident. From the league:
“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.”
Did he purposefully bite down on Bergeron’s finger? It’s hard to say, but it sure looked like it. And Bergeron, usually a level-headed player, seemed adamant that Burrows put the chomp down on his finger. That said, for a player to be suspended during the finals, there has to be an especially egregious offense, and this seems to be before that line. Now, the players play, and the Stanley Cup can be decided by two full, healthy clubs.
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