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Feb 26, 2019; Boston, MA: Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand celebrates with defenseman Zdeno Chara after scoring a goal as San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton skates away during the second period at TD Garden. (Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)

Feb 26, 2019; Boston, MA: Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand celebrates with defenseman Zdeno Chara after scoring a goal as San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton skates away during the second period at TD Garden. (Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)

By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com

Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara will not have a hearing with the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety over a hit to the head of Sharks winger Evander Kane, according to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic.

Chara delivered the hit and subsequently fought Kane in the third period of the Bruins’ 4-1 win over the Sharks on Tuesday night at TD Garden. Replay shows that Chara drove his shoulder into Kane’s face in a collision behind the net.

The head contact is more a product of Chara being 6-foot-9 and Kane being hunched over as he reaches for the puck, rather than anything malicious by the Bruins defenseman.

Chara’s hit was unavoidably high and not egregious, so it’s not a surprise that he won’t be getting any extra attention for it. He did however get extra attention from Kane, who jumped and toppled the B’s captain from behind to instigate a fight. Chara promptly regained his footing and pummeled him.

Just L’s all-around for Kane and the Sharks.

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