Carolina Hurricanes’ Nino Niederreiter fined $5K for hit on Juuse Saros

Feb 13, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Carolina Hurricanes right wing Nino Niederreiter (21) in action during the game between the Dallas Stars and the Carolina Hurricanes at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Hurricanes forward Nino Niederreiter was fined $5,000 by the NHL for his hit on Nashville goaltender Juuse Saros, the league announced Wednesday.

The fine is the maximum amount allowed under the collective bargaining agreement.

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Niederreiter hit Saros up high in a collision behind the net early in the first period of the Hurricanes’ 4-2 road win over the Predators on Tuesday. Niederreiter was given a two-minute minor penalty for roughing.

Saros yielded two goals after the collision before being replaced by Pekka Rinne to start the second period.

–Field Level Media