Henrik Zetterberg received a five-minute boarding major and a game misconduct in the third period against the Blue Jackets on Saturday on a play that seems likely to be reviewed by the NHL. Zetterberg and Blue Jackets defenseman Nikita Nikitin pursued the puck to the end boards behind the Blue Jacket's net. Zetterberg placed his left hand on the small of Nikitin's back and the defenseman slammed into the boards with his left ankle at an awkward angle. Zetterberg appeared to be less than aggressive on the play, and it might be that it was less of a push by the Wings star forward than the momentum of the two players that drove Nikitin into the boards. Nikitin had to be helped from the ice, and he put little or no pressure on the leg.
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Detroit News | Jan 22