Gudas to have hearing for Zibanejad headshot (Video)


Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas will have a disciplinary hearing today for a hit to the head of Ottawa’s Mika Zibanejad last night, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced.

The incident occurred early in the third period of Philly’s 4-2 win. Gudas wasn’t penalized on the play, but Zibanejad exited and was held out for the remainder of the contest for precautionary reasons.

Following the game, Sens head coach Dave Cameron expressed his displeasure with the hit:

“What do I think about it? It’s a five-minute major,” Cameron continued, per the Ottawa Sun. “It’s right to the head.

“Do I think (it should be reviewed)? For sure, isn’t that what the league is about today, with no headshots?”

Gudas has a history with the Department of Player Safety. Last year, he avoided suspension but was giving a warning for a hit on Scottie Upshall.