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Canadiens' Cammalleri ejected for slashing

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QUEBEC CITY (AP) - Montreal winger Michael Cammalleri was ejected from the Canadiens' 7-2 win over the Islanders on Saturday night for a nasty slash to New York prospect Nino Niederreiter.

Cammalleri was handed a slashing major and a game misconduct at 16:52 of the second period and may face further discipline.

The two players bumped in the neutral zone and Cammalleri had his stick high as he shoved the 18-year-old. The two bumped again and then Cammalleri gave him a hard slash on the left skate.

Niederreiter, the fifth overall pick in the NHL draft in June, went down and later limped off the ice and did not return.

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