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Blackhawks Andrew Shaw will not face discipline for hit on Avalanche's Francois Beauchemin

The 24-year-old forward will not be suspended.

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Andrew Shaw will not face supplemental disciple from the NHL Department of Player Safety for his hit against Colorado Avalanche's Francois Beauchemin, reports Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune.

According to Kuc's source, "it was a close one."

Shaw delivered a high hit to Beauchemin in the third period in Tuesday's 3-0 loss at United Center. Shaw appeared to leave his feet as their heads collided. Beauchemin went to the locker room for evaluation, and Shaw served a two-minute charging penalty.

Shaw, 24, skated 12:38 of total ice time across 18 shifts in the game. The winger has five goals and seven assists in 32 games this season.

Back in March, Shaw was ejected from a game against the New York Islanders for head-butting Brock Nelson. He was not fined for suspended for that incident, either. The feisty forward has been suspended once in his NHL career, earning a three-game suspension during the 2011-12 Stanley Cup Playoffs for charging Arizona Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith.

The Blackhawks are back in action Thursday when they host the Edmonton Oilers at the United Center.