Andrew Shaw will face no supplementary discipline for slew-foot in Thursday’s game

The Canadiens forward avoids discipline for late slew-foot, but will have a meeting with the Department of Player Safety.

Montreal Canadiens forward Andrew Shaw will not face any supplementary discipline for his slew-foot on Buffalo Sabres forward Johan Larsson in Thursday’s game.

Shaw, in his first regular-season game with Montreal after an off-season trade from Chicago, was assessed a match penalty for a slew-foot in the final seconds of the third period.

The Senior Vice President of the Department of Player Safety, Stephane Quintal, will have a meeting with Shaw, who has had a game misconduct or match penalty in two of his three games with the Canadiens this season.

An “educational” meeting may be good for Shaw, who showed though 59 minutes of play the value he can bring to the Canadiens, but the team needs him to stay in the lineup and not go over the line.

The gritty forward has a history of suspensions and fines, including a three-game suspension this pre-season for a high hit on Washington’s Connor Hobbs.

You may wonder why there is no additional discipline for Shaw, but this video by the Department of Player Safety shows the different degrees of slew-foots and Shaw’s looks a lot closer to the less severe ones.

Shaw will be in the lineup for the Canadiens on Saturday when they face the Ottawa Senators at the Canadian Tire Centre.

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