Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 4/19/12

NEW YORK - JANUARY 25: Marc Staal #18 of the New York Rangers skates against the Pittsburgh Penguins skates against on January 25, 2010 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Penguins defeated the Rangers 4-2. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
During the second period last night, Marc Staal nailed Jason Spezza with an unpenalized high hit that forced the Senators center to leave the game for a short while...


To watch on YouTube, click here.

Here's Staal on the hit (via ESPN NY)...

"My read was that he had the puck pulled to the outside. I kind of bit on it and he pulls right back into me and his head went into my chest. I haven't see it or anything but I don't think it was anything too vicious."

Don Brennan at the Ottawa Sun says he wouldn't be surprised if Staal is suspended for the hit.

...if Staal is suspended, I'm officially done with the sport of hockey.

...don't worry about that blood on Girardi's nose ref, it's not like he was high sticked in the face or anything.

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