It appears Daniel Carcillo will face a lengthy suspension for a cross check he delivered on Winnipeg Jets center Mathieu Perreault on Friday.
Carcillo, a repeat offender in the NHL, has been offered an in-person hearing by the league’s Department of Player Safety. A date and time haven’t been announced. An in-person hearing means the suspension could exceed five games.
The incident occurred late in the second period. Perreault left the game and did not return, appearing to favor his arm. Jets coach Paul Maurice called the incident “vicious cross-check to an unsuspecting player.”
Carcillo spoke about the incident on Saturday.
“It was just kind of a hockey play and it was at the end of a shift,” said Carcillo, as per CSN Chicago. “I must have just caught him between some padding. I’ve been hit there before too… it hurts.
The following grounds are being considered for supplemental discipline: cross-checking. However, the Department of Player Safety retains the right to make adjustments to the infraction upon review.