Nyquist waives right to in-person hearing, will phone in Wednesday

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Gustav Nyquist won't be pleading his case in-person.

The Detroit Red Wings forward waived his right to an in-person hearing and a phone hearing will instead take place Wednesday afternoon, the NHL's Department of Player Safety announced Monday.

Nyquist is facing likely supplemental discipline for a forceful retaliatory high-stick to the face of Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon on Sunday.

Related: Nyquist catches Spurgeon with blatant, dangerous high stick

A player is offered an in-person hearing when the league determines that he might be suspended for six games or more. Turning down the face-to-face session doesn't mean he won't still be banned for that length of time.

Under league rules, a player offered an in-person hearing is also suspended until the hearing takes place, but the Red Wings don't play again until Wednesday night against the St. Louis Blues.

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