The NHL says that they are looking at whether it was an “illegal check to the head” but note that they adjust what they are looking for during the review process.
The incident occurred at 2:32 of the first period, Stuart was penalized, and Nash played 7 more shifts in the first period but didn’t return to the game after the first intermission.
Nash said after the game that it was a head shot.
Brian Boyle told the Daily News that it was a dirty play and that while Stuart usually hits hard and clean, this was dirty. Boyle was given four minutes for roughing and unsportsmanlike conduct in the third period after he went after Stuart.
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