Rookie Michael Sauer: "It was a dangerous hit. It's something the league has been trying to crack down on and stay on top of, so I think it was one of those prime examples of a guy in a vulnerable position and a guy lifts up his elbow and gets him in the head. I think they've got to be pretty stern on it and they did."
On fellow rookie McDonagh: "It's nice to have him back, he's my (defense) partner, things have been going pretty well...so I'm glad he's feeling better."
Side note: Vinny Prospal's assist on Marian Gaborik's PP goal Sunday was changed and awarded to Bryan McCabe, so Prospal's eight-game point streak was broken...