Fisher pushed Franson from behind into stanchion, causing Franson to collapse to the ice. When he got up on his own strength, he left behind a pool of blood:
Fisher was given five minutes for boarding and a game misconduct for his actions, which “surprised” him, according to the Tennessean’s Joshua Cooper. As far as Fisher is concerned, it was a hockey play. He added that he didn’t intend to cause an injury.
Regardless, it brought back vivid memories of when Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara delivered a similar hit to Max Pacioretty in March 2011. That scary hit left Pacioretty with a broken vertebrae.