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Noel Acciari injured on a dirty hit by Fredrik Claesson

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High, blindside and to the head. Adios, Fredrik.

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Late in the first period of tonight’s game, Noel Acciari was dazed after a hit to the head by Ottawa’s Fredrik Claesson.

Via Chris:

Unnecessary and directly to the head.

Acciari had no idea it was coming, as he was reaching for a Charlie McAvoy pass.

Claesson appeared to target Acciari’s head, and he connected; Acciari remained on all fours for a few moments before getting to his feet and heading down the tunnel.

Claesson had to answer to Tim Schaller immediately after the hit:

Claesson received a five minute major for a hit to the head and was ejected.

The Bruins ended up with three minutes of PP time after Schaller’s instigator, but were unable to score.

Acciari didn’t return (EDIT: he's back out there to start the second).

Expect Claesson to hear from the league after this one’s over.