Flyers' White avoids punishment for hit to head

Philadelphia Flyers center Ryan White (25) reacts after being ejected from the game during the first period after being called for a 10 Minute Match Penalty for Deliberate injury Tomas Jurco (not in photo) at Joe Louis Arena.

Flyers winger Ryan White escaped further punishment from the NHL on Monday and will likely be in the lineup Tuesday against visiting Toronto.

White was ejected and received a five-minute match penalty early in the Flyers' 2-1 shootout win Sunday in Detroit. He lowered his right shoulder into the head of the Red Wings' Tomas Jurco, who left the game but later returned.

Detroit failed to score on the long power play.

Stephane Quintal, the NHL's disciplinary chief, reviewed the incident Monday and determined there would be no supplemental discipline, a league spokesman said.

If White had been suspended, Jordan Weal figured to make his Flyers debut. The forward has not played since he was acquired from Los Angeles on Jan. 6.


The Flyers' power play is 1 for 18 over the last five games but supplied sustained pressure against Detroit. . . . The Flyers are 6-0-2 in their last eight home games. . . . Michal Neuvirth's .936 save percentage is tops in the league. . . . Toronto has lost five straight.