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Alexandre Burrows Will Not Receive Suspension For Biting Patrice Bergeron

Per a NHL release, the league will not suspend Vancouver Canucks forward Alexandre Burrows for biting Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron at the end of the first period of Wednesday's Game 1 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals.

After the first period horn sounded in Vancouver's eventual 1-0 win, Burrows and Bergeron began pushing and shoving each other. As on-ice officials attempted to pull them apart, Burrows bit Bergeron's hand and served a four-minute double minor for roughing at the start of the second period.

Despite several replays showing that Burrows did indeed bite down on Bergeron's hand, NHL Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations Mike Murphy did not find enough evidence to deliver a suspension:

"After reviewing the incident, including speaking with the on-ice officials, I can find no conclusive evidence that Alex Burrows intentionally bit the finger of Patrice Bergeron."

With no suspension coming, Burrows will be in the lineup for the Canucks as they attempt to grab a 2-0 series lead over the Bruins Saturday at Rogers Arena.