Deryk Engelland faces discipline

CHICAGO -- Pittsburgh Penguins' defenseman Deryk Engelland faces supplemental discipline for his hit on Chicago Blackhawks' center Marcus Kruger in Tuesday's 3-2 Penguins' win.

Engelland will have a hearing with the league's department of player safety before Pittsburgh's next game, which will be Friday, the league announced Wednesday. He checked Kruger into the boards in the first period, appearing to leave his feet while making contact with Kruger's head.

There was no penalty called on the play and Kruger left the game after finishing the first period. The Blackhawks recalled a center, Brandon Pirri, from AHL affiliate Rockford to take Kruger's spot in the lineup for Wednesday's contest against the Montreal Canadiens.

It's the second game in a row a Blackhaws opponent faces a fine or suspension for a questionable hit. Calgary Flames forward Rene Bourque was suspended for two games after hitting Brent Seabrook from behind and into the boards in Chicago's win Sunday.

Jesse Rogers covers the Blackhawks for ESPN 1000 and ESPNChicago.com.