The Netherlands international, who had a heated exchange with his fellow countryman Tim Krul while playing for Arsenal last season, was alleged to have elbowed midfielder Cabaye in the face during yesterday's 3-0 win over the Magpies.
"I didn't see it, but I hope he didn't do it with bad intentions," Gutierrez told the Shields Gazette.
"We knew what happened last year with him. It wasn't a good way to celebrate. But that's passed, and I hope he didn't do it with bad intentions."
Referee Howard Webb did not take any action against Van Persie during play.