Brock Nelson left the game after defenseman Kevin Miller hit Nelson into the boards head first. The play occurred midway through the second period with the Islanders trailing 3-0. Nelson, according to Arthur Staple, received five stitches and returned to the game in the third period.
Miller was given a five minute major for boarding and a game misconduct. Islander captain John Tavares immediately went after Miller for the hit on Nelson.
GIF: Here's a close-up of the Kevan Miller boarding of Brock Nelson http://t.co/PRPLmyVkjB
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) October 4, 2014