Dallas Stars defenseman Trevor Daley (6) lies face down on the ice after being hit by New York Islanders left wing Matt Martin (17) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 3, 201,5 in Dallas. Martin was penalized for kneeing. (AP Photo/Ti
Tim Sharp
March 04, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) New York Islanders forward Matt Martin was suspended for one game by the NHL on Wednesday for kneeing Dallas Stars defenseman Trevor Daley.

Martin, who was given a major penalty and was ejected from Tuesday night's 3-2 overtime loss at Dallas, struck Daley just 1:48 into the game.

Martin, one of the NHL's hardest hitters, will sit out when New York visits Nashville on Thursday night and will forfeit $5,376.34 in salary that will go to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

He has eight goals and 14 points while playing in New York's first 65 games this season.

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