NHL confirms Volchenkov hearing, reportedly by phone


The NHL has confirmed previous reports that New Jersey Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov will have a chat with the Department of Player Safety regarding his actions last night.

Volchenkov’s hearing, which will take place this morning, will be conducted over the phone, according to the Bergen Record’s Tom Gulitti. That means Volchenkov won’t be suspended for more than five games.

The NHL is reviewing his elbow on Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand.

Volchenkov was assessed a five-minute elbowing major, but that hit also ended Marchand’s night.

Marchand has a team-leading 33 points in 38 games. Another one of the Bruins’ top scorers, Patrice Bergeron, is currently sidelined with a concussion.

If you missed the incident, you can see it below:

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