VandeVelde to have hearing after illegal check to Toews’ head

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Flyers forward Chris VandeVelde will face a disciplinary hearing for his high hit on Chicago captain Jonathan Toews from Wednesday night, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety has announced.

VandeVelde was given a two-minute elbowing minor for the above infraction, which occurred late in the first period.

Toews briefly left the bench but returned to finish the contest, with just over 19 minutes of ice time.

VandeVelde, 29, has no history of disciplinary issues with the league.