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No Supplemental NHL Discipline For Backes

The Blues' captain was ejected in the team's 4-3 win Sunday over the Washington Capitals.

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Here's some good news for the Blues, who just lost Kevin Shattenkirk to the dreaded "lower body" injury for who knows how long.

David Backes won't be suspended for this hit on Karl Alzner of the Washington Capitals:

Alzner was bloodied on the play, which according to the NHL Rule Book necessitates an automatic game misconduct. The Blues killed off the five minute major that came after the play.

The NHL's Department of Player Safety have determined that no extra discipline is necessary. The Blues still managed to win against the Capitals without three of their top nine and their best defenseman. I don't know if they'd be that lucky against Tampa Bay on Tuesday night.