But at this point, it's not his opinion that matters. NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan will surely take a look at the hit, especially considering the result. Pietrangelo ended up leaving the game and spending time in the quiet room, which means that it's safe to suspect that this upper body injury could be a concussion.
If he's out any significant time, that could mean King will be joining him, especially if you believe star players get special consideration. Because there's no doubt Pietrangelo is approaching star status.
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