The NHL today suspended Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson for two games for his hit in last night's game on the Sabres's Jason Pominville:
The hit occurred early in the first period of the Blackhawks’ 4-3 victory over the Sabres on Monday night. Pominville lay motionless for several minutes before being carried off on a stretcher. Pominville is out indefinitely after suffering a concussion and a cut over his eye, which required several stitches. Hjalmarsson was given a five-minute boarding penalty as well as a game misconduct.
CSN Chicago's article linked above says that the Blackhawks may have to watch it in their rematch with the Sabres at the United Center on Saturday:
The Sabres were angry about the hit. Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta told the Buffalo News Tuesday afternoon, prior to the decision, that “it’ll get taken care of either with the league, or I think we play them Saturday so we’ll make it a point that you can’t be taking hits like that against one of our leaders and one of the better players on our team.”
Let's hope it doesn't come to that.