Where’s Schneider?!

Megan and I were looking at the shift chart from last night’s game and we noticed that Mathieu Schneider did not play for the last nine minutes of the game. Where did he go? According to the play-by-play, this is around the same time that he was hit in the face by the stick of Raffi Torres (which seemed like it ought to have been a penalty despite the stick not necessarily being high…). There have been no reports of Schneider being injured and he appeared to be ok following the play. He did seem quite upset, however, with the way the officiating had been going in the game He’d taken three penalties himself at that point and was demonstrating a level of frustration not commonly seen from him. So perhaps Babcock just elected to keep him out for the rest of the game.