Antoine Vermette will not face further discipline from the league for his hit against Chicago Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov during Tuesday's game, reports Chris Hine of the Chicago Tribune.
Anisimov is boarded by Vermette. Five minute major & a game misconduct. #Blackhawks pic.twitter.com/eJQEuCL0sD— Cristiano Simonetta (@CMS_74_) April 6, 2016
The Arizona Coyotes center and former Blackhawk was assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct for boarding Anisimov in the second period. Vermette came from behind and hit Anisimov, who went head-first into the boards. The Hawks capitalized on the extended power play by scoring two goals.
Anisimov did not return for the rest of the game. He is considered day-to-day with an upper-body injury, according to coach Joel Quenneville. His status for Thursday's regular-season home-finale against the St. Louis Blues is unclear.
The 27-year-old Anisimov has scored 20 goals with 22 assists in his first season with Chicago. He sits just two goals shy of tying his career-high.