Doesn't look dirty to me - however I haven't a clue as to what Nystrom was thinking, or what his intent was...As cnot19 mentioned - it's Nystrom's role as an aggressive forechecker to keep the puck in the oppositions end of the ice via physical play.
Another hard decision needs to be made by Shanny; I'm thinking no suspension.
EDIT - just wanted to add some additional thoughts...I don't recall seeing this many Dmen getting targeted years ago...The idea of opening up the game, and not allowing any form of obstruction only gives the green light for opposing forwards to nail unsuspected Dmen at high rates of speed...Years ago (take a look at games from the 80's, and early 90's) we'd see the forwards hook/tug on the jersey of an opposing forward to give their Dmen ample time to gather the puck, and make a play thus reducing the chance of getting run hard.
Another thought is getting rid of the trapezoid, and allowing the goalies to play the puck...I'm certain this too will reduce the number of Dmen getting injured as they retrieve the puck.
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