Breaking: Initial reports hint Gudas may avoid suspension for crushing hit on Jimmy Vesey.

This was a devastating hit.

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This will almost certainly be a polarizing decision if it does in fact come down.

According to several sources, most notably TSN insider Darren Dreger, the National Hockey League will not move to suspend Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas for his bone crunching hit on New York Ranger Jimmy Vesey.

The hit from Gudas was clearly delivered to the back of Vesey, leading many to believe a suspension would be issued to the repeat offender, but it appears that Vesey's decision to turn his back at the last second may be getting a great deal of attention, and may be the catalyst for Gudas avoiding further discipline.

On one note clearly the NHL and it's Department of Player Safety should protect their players, however sending a message that players who turn their backs to hits are at least partially to blame may discourage players from using the tactic in the future.

What do you think? Here's the video of the hit.