No disciplinary hearing for Hanzal after Benn hit


Phoenix Coyotes forward Martin Hanzal won’t face a supplemental discipline hearing from the NHL for his hit on Jamie Benn during Saturday’s 2-1 win, according to RDS’ Renaud Lavoie.

Hanzal nailed Benn in the waning moments of the game, but wasn’t penalized:

Benn, meanwhile, left the game and didn’t return. He’s currently listed as questionable for Tuesday’s game against Nashville with a wrist injury, though Benn said the injury occurred prior to getting hit.

Regardless, Stars head coach Glen Gulutzan expressed his displeasure with Hanzal’s check.

“I thought it was late,” he told Dallas Stars’ Inside Edge. “But that’s not for me to decide.”

Of note, Hanzal would be classified as a repeat offender under the NHL’s disciplinary guidelines. During last year’s playoffs, he was suspended one game for boarding Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown during the Western Conference finals.