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Last night the New York Islanders beat the Nashville Predators by a score of 5-2. Unfortunately, instead of celebrating a statement win over the best team in the NHL, today Islanders fans are worried after seeing skilled center Mikhail Grabovski knocked out cold by Eric Nystrom.
Of course, these days when you hear that a guy was knocked out cold, you immediately think headshot and suspension. But that’s not the case here. Nystrom didn’t blindside Grabovski, nor did he target the head. He came in shoulder to shoulder and delivered a technically clean hit. It just so happens that Nystrom is two inches taller, so his shoulder appeared to make contact with Grabovski’s head.
Check it out:
Grabovski has had problems with concussions in the past, so the Isles could be without him for a while. If that’s the case, they’ll be significantly weaker up the middle for the stretch run.
And you want to talk about cruel irony? Eric Nystrom is the son of Islanders legend Bobby Nystrom.