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Wild F Niederreiter will not be suspended for Burrows hit

TSN.ca Staff

3/27/2014 3:06:23 PM

The National Hockey League Department of Player Safety will not suspend Minnesota Wild forward Nino Niederreiter for his hit on Vancouver Canucks forward Alex Burrows during Wednesday's game.

In a series of tweets, it is explained by the Department of Player Safety that Niederreiter makes full body contact with Burrows and although there is head contact, he does not "pick" the head in the course of making the hit.

Burrows immediately left the ice under his own power and went straight to the Canucks dressing room after taking the hit but did return to the bench shortly thereafter.

Niederreiter was assessed a minor penalty for interference on the play.