Source: Andrew Ference faces ban

Updated: January 22, 2012, 1:52 AM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

BOSTON -- Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference will have a phone hearing with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan on Sunday morning for his hit Saturday on New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh, a source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com.

Ference, who received a charging major and game misconduct on the play, is expected to face suspension, but can only receive a ban of five games or fewer since his hearing is over the phone. Any suspension over five games requires a player's right ...

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