Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Watch: Zidlicky Rocks Zucker with an Elbow to Head

The second half of the 2015-2016 NHL campaign is officially here. And Isles defenseman Marek Zidlicky could be in trouble after just one period. Zidlicky stuck Jason Zucker with this elbow to the head late in the first period during the Islanders-Wild tilt in Brooklyn. Though the hit appeared to be inadvertent, after several looks at the replay even Isles color man Butch Goring admitted that New York was fortunate that Zidlicky wasn't given five for elbowing. Zucker appeared to be alright after the hit and he went to the bench instead of the dressing room.

The Wild lead the Islanders 1-0 after one period in Brooklyn.

Hard to say if Zidlicky's hit will merit an extra look from the NHL's Department of Player of Safety. Hopefully Zucker will be back after the break.