OK, we can understand the need for hockey players to get a flu shot this season. But a tetanus shot?
Montreal forward Max Pacioretty, operating under the just-in-case philosophy, told reporters that he got one after Saturday's game, alleging Toronto's Mikhail Grabovski bit him on the arm during a third-period skirmish.
But the NHL on Monday did not administer any supplementary discipline in the case, and the second paragraph of its official release got to the heart of the matter:
"After interviewing both players involved in the incident and reviewing all of the available video and medical reports, the league could not determine conclusively that Grabovski bit Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty."