NHL suspends Carolina Hurricanes forward Nino Niederreiter one game for slashing

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Saturday, March 19, 2022

NEW YORK -- Carolina Hurricanes forward Nino Niederreiter has been suspended for one game by the NHL for slashing Washington Capitals forward Axel Jonsson-Fjallby during Friday night's game.

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

The Hurricanes, who lead the Metropolitan Division, lost 4-3 in a shootout to the Capitals in the opening game of a four-game homestand. Niederreiter will miss Sunday's game against the New York Rangers and will return for Tuesday's matchup against Tampa Bay.