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Monday, December 5, 2011
Phone hearing for Fistric Tuesday

By Katie Strang

The NHL Department of Player Safety will hold a phone hearing Tuesday with Stars defenseman Mark Fistric for his hit Saturday on Islanders rookie Nino Niederreiter.

Although there was no penalty on the play, Niederreiter suffered a concussion from the blow and had to be helped off the ice to the trainer's room in the first period of the Islanders 5-4 win in Dallas.

Fistric was not required to have an in-person hearing, which means the league can suspend him no longer than five games.