Cedric Paquette will have to try to explain his actions to the NHL’s player safety department on Thursday.
Paquette is having a hearing to determine his reprimand after hitting Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug from behind in the second period of a 3-2 win for the Bruins over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday.
Krug wasn’t injured and stayed in the game, despite taking a moment to get back on his skates.
Krug would score what became the game-winning goal later in the period.
Paquette was assessed a two-minute minor for boarding on the play. He has not been suspended in the past.