Nyquist catches Spurgeon with blatant, dangerous high stick


Gustav Nyquist might want to keep his phone charged.

The Detroit Red Wings forward caught Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon with a blatant and dangerous high stick in the first period of Sunday afternoon's game.

The incident was sparked by a cross-check delivered by Spurgeon moments prior.

After the game, Nyquist said the play was accidental.

Spurgeon, meanwhile, received four stitches, and expects the league to look into the incident.

Nyquist was assessed a double-minor penalty for the infraction, but could very well be hearing from the NHL's Department of Player Safety in regards to further discipline.