No Hearing For Matt Niskanen’s Hit on Sidney Crosby

The NHL has decided that Matt Niskanen’s five-minute major and game misconduct penalty in last night’s game against the Penguins was sufficient discipline for his hit on the Penguins Captain Sidney Crosby. 

The NHL’s Department of Player Safety released its decision Tuesday morning:

The Penguins’ star center was injured on a play early in the first period while driving to the net. Crosby and the Capitals Matt Niskanen would ultimately collide as Crosby was falling to the ice. Niskanen would receive a five-minute major and a game misconduct for the play.

Crosby would be helped from the ice and not return to the game. The Penguins have not provided an update on his condition as of Tuesday morning.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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3 Responses to No Hearing For Matt Niskanen’s Hit on Sidney Crosby

  1. Steve says:

    Geez, I guess M’s Rossi will really be upset now……..

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