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Blackhawks mum on alleged biting incident in Game 1

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Chicago Blackhawks pleaded the Fifth on Thursday when it came to whether forward Andrew Shaw bit Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals.

Hedman said he felt like Shaw bit him during a scuffle in the first period of Game 1 on Wednesday. Hedman also said he had a "little bruise." Hedman was seen on camera lifting his jersey on the bench and showing the Lightning's training staff where Shaw may have bitten him.

If the Blackhawks knew anything about it, they certainly weren't sharing anything with the media Thursday.

"I have no idea," Blackhawks forward Antoine Vermette said. "I read about that. There was a little question about that. I didn't see it. I don't know about it."

Blackhawks rookie forward Teuvo Teravainen followed Vermette's lead.

"Yeah, I have no idea about it," said Teravainen, who was sitting next to Vermette.

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville also didn't bring anything to light over the incident.

"I'm not sure about that," Quenneville said. "I don't know about that."

Neither Shaw nor Hedman was available to the media Thursday.

The NHL reviewed the incident, a source told ESPN.com. The league spoke to the four on-ice officials and watched video but found no evidence of the alleged bite. So unless some evidence surfaces, there will be no discipline.

ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun contributed to this report.

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