NHL Department of Player Safety will review cross-check from Jared Spurgeon of Minnesota Wild against St. Louis Blues

The NHL Department of Player Safety is currently reviewing cross-checks provided by WildCaptain Jared SpurgeonIn Game 1 against the opponent, St. Louis BluesA source said that Monday night's match was held in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Spurgeon fought with St. Louis' winger, Spurgeon, just 1:46 remaining in the third period. The Blues led 4-0 at that point Pavel BuchnevichThe Wild's defensive zone. Buchnevich was on his knees and the Minnesota defenseman lowered his weight on his stick. Buchnevich then gave a cross-check on Buchnevich's right foot.

Spurgeon was assessed a two-minute minor offense. Buchnevich participated in the St. Louis ensuring play power play. The game ended 4-0.

Spurgeon is considered one the NHL's cleanest players. In 65 games, Spurgeon had just 10 penalty minutes. He finished second last season in the Lady Byng Trophy. This award is given each year to an NHL player who “exemplifies the highest level of sportsmanship, gentlemanly conduct, and playing ability.”

Spurgeon was never suspended by the NHL in the past.

Game 2 in the series will be played Wednesday night.

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