Thompson will have hearing for ‘illegal check’ on Faulk


Nate Thompson will have a hearing for his illegal check to the head of ‘Canes defenseman Justin Faulk.

The incident occurred in the first period of Friday’s game in Anaheim, which Carolina won 5-1.

Thompson received an elbowing major and a game misconduct for the hit, while Faulk was able to stay in the game.

Here’s what the Ducks forward had to say for himself after the game:

The 31-year-old has been suspended before. When he was a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning,  Thompson sat for two games after he delivered a check to the head of Matt D’Agostini.

His hearing will take place on Monday.