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Stars' Fistric suspended three games by NHL for charging

Dallas Stars defenseman Mark Fistric

Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE/Jerome Miron

Dallas Stars defenceman Mark Fistric was suspended three games by the NHL on Wednesday for delivering a dangerous hit to Islanders forward Nino Niederreiter.

The play occurred Saturday when Fistric left his feet to hammer Niederreiter along the boards in the neutral zone.

The Islanders rookie suffered a concussion on the play.

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No penalty was assessed on the ice, but NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan said Fistric violated rule 42.1 for charging because he left his feet to deliver the check.

Fistric will forfeit $16,216.23 in salary and is eligible to return Dec. 15 for a game against the Islanders.

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