Garbutt to have hearing for kneeing Hall


As of this morning, there was no hearing scheduled for Ryan Garbutt. But that was then. From the NHL’s Department of Player Safety, this is now:

Here’s the incident, in case you missed it:

Hall wasn’t injured on the play, and remained in the game.

But Garbutt has a history. Last season, he was fined for a spear on Ducks forward Corey Perry and, during the lockout-shortened ’13 campaign, he was suspended five games for a hit on Dustin Penner.

The Stars’ next game is Friday versus Minnesota.