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Hurricanes’ Niederreiter Suspended One Game for Slashing

NEW YORK – Carolina Hurricanes forward Nino Niederreiter has been suspended for one game, without pay, for slashing Washington Capitals forward Axel Jonsson-Fjallby during NHL Game No. 978 in Carolina on Friday, March 18, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 13:43 of the first period. Niederreiter was assessed a minor penalty for slashing.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Niederreiter will forfeit $26,250.00. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

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