WATCH: Blackhawks' Andrew Shaw ejected for head butting Brock Nelson

Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw was ejected early in the second period on Tuesday night for head butting Islanders forward Brock Nelson

The whole thing started when both players were involved in a battle along the boards that included a couple of cross-checks from Nelson as the play continued on away from them.

Shaw responded by head butting the Islanders forward, which you can see at the end of this clip here as Nelson gets knocked to the ice. 

Along with the game misconduct, Shaw also received a five-minute major penalty. The Islanders failed to score on the power play.

You should probably expect Shaw to get a phone call from the league regarding this incident and perhaps some additional punishment.

Nelson remained in the game, but Shaw has been suspended in the past, getting a three-game banishment during the 2011-12 Stanley Cup playoffs when he charged Arizona Coyotes goalie Mike Smith during their first-round playoff series. 

CBS Sports Writer

Adam Gretz has been writing about the NHL and taking an analytical approach to the game since the start of the 2008 season. A member of the PHWA since 2015, he has spent more than three years covering... Full Bio

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