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Another High Hit

from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,

Islanders captain Bill Guerin called for Devils defenseman Mike Mottau to be suspended for his high hit on Frans Neilsen 3:22 into the third period of the Devils’ 5-2 victory over the Islanders tonight.

Neilson injured his right knee on the play and the Islanders are also worried that he has a head injury.

Guerin compared it to a hit that the Islanders Thomas Pock had on Ottawa’s Ryan Shannon earlier this season. Pock received a five-game suspension for that one.

“Mike Mottau’s not a dirty player, but that was a dirty hit,” Guerin said.

Given the league’s recent statement that it would like to cut back on hits to the head, it would not be surprising if Mottau received some supplementary discipline.

continued and watch the hit and subsequent fight below (thanks to hockeyfights.com)...

added 3:10pm, via Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,

Devils defenseman Mike Mottau was suspended for two games by the NHL today for his hit on the Islanders Frans Neilsen in the third period of Friday night’s game.

Filed in: NHL Teams, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: frans+neilsen, mike+mottau

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