Report: Phaneuf avoids discipline for Reinhart hit

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Ottawa Senators defender Dion Phaneuf will avoid further discipline for Friday's open-ice hit delivered to Buffalo Sabres center Sam Reinhart, Sportsnet's John Shannon reports.

Phaneuf was flagged for a two-minute minor penalty for an illegal check to the head of the unsuspecting Reinhart, plus an additional minor for roughing. Reinhart had his head turned while preparing to receive a pass in the neutral zone.

It appeared Phaneuf grazed Reinhart's back shoulder before following through, and making contact with the rookie's chin.

Phaneuf was suspended two seasons ago for a hit from behind on Kevan Miller.

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