Nugent-Hopkins sustained an upper-body injury Saturday in Vancouver against the Canucks on a hit from defenseman Dan Hamhuis. The hit led to Nugent-Hopkins' first NHL fight, against Hamhuis.
"It was a physical game which led up to that hit," Nugent-Hopkins said. "The hit kind of jarred me there. I was just a little bit banged up in the upper-body region.
"I thought the fight was all right. Neither of us are exactly fighters, but I don't think it was a lopsided thing one way or the other and that's always a positive thing when you get into your first fight. But I've been in the League for a few years and you see a lot of fights and you kind of understand what you need to do. I just tried to protect myself as much as possible and I tried to get in as many in as I could."