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by Paul on 11/26/09 at 12:18 PM ET
from Chris Stevenson of the Ottawa Sun,
The Senators’ injury-riddled lineup took another heavy hit with Devils tough guy Andrew Peters responsible for the latest calamity. He knocked winger Chris Neil out of the game with a knee-on-knee hit with six minutes to go in the first period. Neil had gone back to get the puck when Peters came flying in and smashed him, Peters’ knee making contact with Neil’s left knee.
Neil hobbled off the ice, went straight to the dressing room and did not return.
Senators GM Bryan Murray thought the hit was dirty. There was no penalty called.
“(Peters) led with his knee,” he said.
Neil blamed himself.
“I didn’t see anything wrong with it,” said Neil. “I put myself in a vulnerable spot and opened myself up. I got there late and he came barrelling in there. You give your lumps and you take your lumps.”
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