Niskanen was suspended for Friday's Game 6 matchup against the Canadiens for cross-checking forward Brendan Gallagher (jaw), per The NHL's Department of Player Safety

Niskanen's cross-check ended up hitting Gallagher in the face, and it was later confirmed that the play ended up breaking the Montreal forward's jaw. Now that the veteran is officially out for a game, the Flyers will likely reinsert Shayne Gostisbehere into the lineup, possibly to even take Niskanen's spot on the power play as well. It's unclear whether Niskanen will appeal his one-game suspension.

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