fined, but not suspended, by the National Hockey League for his cheap shot hit on the Columbus Blue Jackets' Jason Chimera. No word yet on how much the fine cost Scuderi.
Considering that the league sided with the Jackets and ruled that Derek Dorsett was on the ice as a result of a shift change and did not leave the bench to retaliate against Scuderi, and that the hit has been analyzed by those more knowledgeable than I and determined to be borderline legal/illegal, I'm OK with this. I would have preferred a suspension, but the attention given to Scuderi's thuggish tactics and the fact that he was actually fined even out in my mind.
Of course, that presumes that Jason Chimera is still OK. His neck bent in a really odd way when it hit the ice. I really hope that he feels well. I've grown to appreciate Jason this season as a real warrior, having already come back from a concussion resulting from the also-thuggish Belanger hit in the preseason.