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Report: Wild's Duhaime avoids suspension for hit on Byram

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It appears the NHL disagrees with Nathan MacKinnon.

The league won't impose supplemental discipline on Minnesota Wild forward Brandon Duhaime for his cross-check on Colorado Avalanche defenseman Bowen Byram during Saturday night's contest, reports The Athletic's Michael Russo.

Duhaime got a major penalty for cross-checking and a 10-minute game misconduct after hitting Byram into the boards from behind early in the third period of the Avalanche's 4-1 win. MacKinnon immediately challenged Duhaime to a brief fight, earning the two combatants matching minors for roughing.

Byram stayed in the contest, playing seven more shifts before the final buzzer.

After the game, MacKinnon called Duhaime's hit "very dirty" and said the league should suspend the Wild rookie.

The Avalanche and Wild won't play again until Jan. 17.

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