NHL schedules Sunday hearing with Flyers’ Zolniercyzk


If the NHL indeed decides to suspend or fine Flyers forward Harry Zolnierczyk for his hit on Ottawa Senators defenseman Mike Lundin from Saturday’s 2-1 Philly win, we’ll find out soon. The league has a Sunday afternoon hearing scheduled with Zolniercyzk, according to NHL.com.

Zolnierczyk, 25, delivered a polarizing check on Washington Capitals center Mathieu Perreault on Wednesday, which didn’t draw a suspension. Many believe he won’t dodge a suspension this time around.

Beyond the optics of the hit itself, Lundin has reportedly been diagnosed with a concussion. The NHL factors injuries into punishments, so the 28-year-old blueliner’s condition won’t help Zolnierczyk’s cause.

Zolniercyzk now has 36 PIM in six games this season after totaling 35 in 37 games in 2011-12.