Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 10/11/13
On Thursday night at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville was trailing the Toronto Maple Leafs by two goals late in the third period of a game that they would eventually lose 4-0. At 13:18 of the third period, Mike Fisher chased Toronto’s Cody Franson along the boards next to the Toronto bench. As they reached the glass, Fisher gave Franson a push, sending Franson into the stanchion. Prior to the 2011-12 season, the stanchions were redesigned into curved glass which was designed to absorb impact and, hopefully, reduce concussions. Regardless of the safety innovations, Franson laid on the ice for several seconds until finally getting up and heading down the Toronto tunnel. Fisher was assessed a 5-minute major for boarding and a game misconduct – a penalty with which he disagreed. “It’s just a hockey play,” Fisher said. “First of all, I hope he is okay. Obviously, I felt bad he got hurt, but it was kind of just a play where we went into the glass. There was obviously no intent at all. I was ...
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