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Jori Lehtera took a stick to the throat area and Ken Hitchcock says the Blues should know more later today after an evaluation.



Joe Thornton takes a stick to a tender area, Adam McQuaid takes a high stick from Thornton.

Thornton got caught...



Penalty on Brad Marchand, with undisputive evidence.



via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,

Defenseman Olli Maatta left the game midway through the second period after Minnesota’s Nino Niederreiter shoved him into a door that had just been opened at the Wild bench. ““I pushed him and then I went for a change,” Niederreiter said. “I think he toe-picked at the same time. .. “If the door is closed, nothing happens.” Maatta was down on the ice in obvious pain for a minute or two before being helped down the runway near the visitors’ bench. He was carried out of the locker room on a stretcher or spine board and taken to a hospital, where he was to be examined for possible damage to internal organs.

NBCSN broadcast with Gord Miller and Ray Ferraro...



Pittsburgh broadcast...


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via Bob McKenzie of TSN,

Injured Pittsburgh Penguin defenceman Olli Maatta did not sustain any internal injuries, as was first feared when he was shoved through an open bench door by Minnesota’s Nino Niederreiter Tuesday night, but there’s enough soft tissue and muscle damage to his mid-section that he’s likely to be considered more week-to-week than day-to-day.

It’s still too early, though, to put a precise timeline on his absence from the Penguins’ lineup. Maatta remained in hospital overnight for testing and treatment. How he continues to respond will ultimately determine when he’s able to play again.

Niederreiter did not receive a penalty on the play and it does not appear the NHL Department of Player Safety views it as worthy of supplementary discipline.

But the incident may revive a proposed rule change that has been brought up before – not permitting player bench doors to be opened while play is ongoing. That is, any players changing on the fly would have to go over the boards to do so and bench doors could only be opened on stoppages.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 11/18/15 at 01:34 PM ET

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