The blind-side blow to the face defenseman Kris Letang absorbed Saturday from Montreal's Max Pacioretty broke his nose and compelled him to spend a lot of time with medical personnel the past few days.

Even so, Letang doesn't seem to be carrying a grudge and said he believes the three-game suspension Pacioretty received Monday is reasonable punishment.

"I think it's a fair amount of games," Letang said. "I'm not [angry with] him. I don't think he's a dirty player. I don't think he's out there to injure anyone, but you have to be responsible for your actions on the ice. ... It's about the safety of the players."