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Torey Krug won’t be disciplined for hit on Andrew Shaw

Torey Krug won’t face disciplinary action for his hit on Montreal’s Andrew Shaw.
Torey Krug won’t face disciplinary action for his hit on Montreal’s Andrew Shaw.Matt Slocum/Associated Press/File 2016

PITTSBURGH — Torey Krug will not be subject to supplemental discipline for his hit on Montreal’s Andrew Shaw Monday night. In the first period, while the two were chasing a puck in the neutral zone, Krug walloped Shaw with a clock-cleaning thump.

No penalty was called on the play. Later in the game, Krug answered Brendan Gallagher’s challenge.

“No review there,” said Claude Julien. “So we’re all good moving forward here.”

The Bruins would have been in a tough spot had Krug been suspended. He is their leading point man on defense (1-12—13) at a time when scoring has been hard to come by for the team. Even with changes to all four lines against the Canadiens, the Bruins managed only two goals, including one in overtime by Ryan Spooner.

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“Offensively, it’s not like we haven’t created chances,” Julien said. “It’s more about how can we finish better? Some of it is prime scoring chances where we’re missing the net. We’ve got to be better there. Some of it is finding ways to find those loose pucks and bang it in around the crease area.”

The Bruins held an optional practice at PPG Paints Arena this afternoon, with most of the minutes men exercising their options. Players who took the ice were Spooner, Austin Czarnik, Jimmy Hayes, Noel Acciari, Danton Heinen, Adam McQuaid, Kevan Miller, Joe Morrow, Colin Miller, and Anton Khudobin.


Fluto Shinzawa can be reached at fshinzawa@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeFluto.