'"He's not a dirty player or somebody who's a repeat offender," Hanlon said. "We obviously look at it differently than Buffalo does — it's their player who could have been injured. The quote from [Sabres coach Lindy Ruff] was right: If it was Ovechkin who was hit, we'd be up in arms ourselves. … I know that [Ovechkin] felt remorse, and I think that went a long way in the [NHL's] decision."'
The Sabres Report - December 5, 2006