Prust facing suspension for Game 4?

May, 20, 2012
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As reported Saturday night, Rangers tough guy Brandon Prust will have a hearing Sunday with league disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan for his nasty elbow on Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov during the Rangers 3-0 win in Game 3 Saturday.

Although the play went un-penalized, Prust will likely face at least a one-game suspension for the reckless hit that had Volchenkov down on the ice for minutes before returning to the Devils bench.

Volchenkov called the play "dirty" while Devils coach Pete DeBoer went one step further, calling Prust's actions "Head-hunting. Plain and simple."

It does not appear that Devils forward Dainius Zubrus will face any supplementary discipline for an elbow delivered to the head of Rangers defenseman Anton Stralman in the first period, however. Zubrus also went un-penalized and Stralman remained in the game.
Katie Strang covers the Rangers, Islanders and Devils for ESPNNewYork.com. She is a graduate of Michigan State University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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