Sunday, April 25, 2010
NHL to hold hearing on Hossa's hit
By Jesse Rogers ESPNChicago.com
CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville confirmed the NHL will hold a hearing Sunday afternoon on whether to suspend Marian Hossa for his Game 5 hit on the Nashville Predators'Dan Hamhuis.
There is no word on when the league's decision will be announced, but by rule any punishment must be handed out before Monday's Game 6 in Nashville.
Hossa was whistled after he appeared to shove the Predators' defenseman from behind into the endboards, drawing a five-minute major for boarding.
Hossa spent the final minute of regulation and nearly all of overtime in the penalty box before his game-winning goal gave the Hawks a 5-4 win and a 3-2 series lead.
Jesse Rogers covers the Blackhawks for ESPNChicago.com.