Report: Wild's Niederreiter will not face additional punishment for hit on Maatta

BY foxsports • November 18, 2015

Minnesota Wild forward Nino Niederreiter will not face additional discipline from the NHL for shoving Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta into an open door on his team's bench, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.

Maatta suffered an upper-body injury during the exchange midway into the second period of Tuesday's contest.

The 21-year-old Finn exited the game on a stretcher and remains in an area hospital as of Wednesday morning, according to Pittsburgh general manager Jim Rutherford.

"I pushed him and went for a change and I think he toe-picked the same time and the door was open," Niederreiter told reporters after the Wild's 4-3 loss to the Penguins. "... You never want to see anything like that. Obviously I feel bad."

Maatta has collected two goals and two assists this season.

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