Philadelphia Flyers forward Scott Hartnell pleaded his innocence after delivering a knee to Magnus Paajarvi that knocked the Edmonton Oilers’ player out of Thursday night’s game.
"I was just finishing my check. That's part of my game, being physical," Hartnell told the Edmonton Journal during the postgame scrum. "Hopefully, he's all right. I don't know what happened to him or if he came back, but definitely there wasn't any intent to injury."