Anders Lee, captain of the New York Islanders.
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Anders Lee Likely Facing Suspension for Dirty Knee to Nico Hischier

Published March 24, 2024 at 7:07 PM

The New Jersey Devils face off against the New York Islanders on Sunday, and a dirty act during the game could now result in a major suspension for Anders Lee.

There's been plenty of physical play around the NHL over the weekend, and now, New York Islanders captain Anders Lee faces a possible suspension for this dirty hit to the knee of New Jersey Devils star Nico Hischier.

Anders Lee has been ejected for this knee on Nico Hischier 😬

With his team trailing 3-0 late in the second period, Lee took a run at Hischier, and was swiftly given a major penalty and a game misconduct for the hit, and with many fines and suspensions throughout his career, this one should result in the same.

Anders Lee was given a major penalty and game misconduct for kneeing against Nico Hischier

This was a game that the Islanders desperately needed to win, with four points separating themselves and the final Wild Card spot in the East, but now with their captain likely to miss time, their season and playoff hopes could spiral out of control.

Details on this one will follow as Lee faces the NHL Department of Player Safety, who haven't been afraid to hand down a suspension recently with the likes of Tom Wilson and Matt Rempe being handed down significant consequences of their actions.
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