Found December 03, 2011 on Islanders Hockey Blog:
Nino Niederreiter was the victim of an illegal hit midway through Saturday night’s game against the Dallas Stars. As Niederreiter moved the puck up the ice by near side boards Dallas’s Mark Fistric laid out Niederreiter with a hit to the head that injured the 19-year-old Swiss forward. The hit was a clear and apparent hit to the head, Fistric can be clearly seen leaving his feet to make the hit. Although the hit can cleary be identified as an illegal one the reffs only handed a roughing minor to Fistric for a scrum that ensued after. Matt Martin was erroneously give a double minor for roughing. The NHL should, and most likely will, review the hit and should hand down a suspension to Fistric for his reckless hit on one of the Islanders young stars.
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