Tampa Bay Lightning forward Yanni Gourde will have a hearing Friday for an illegal check to the head of Carolina Hurricanes forward Jordan Staal, the NHL Department of Player Safety announced.
Here's a look at the play, which took place in the first period of Thursday's contest:
Yanni Gourde High Hit On Jordan Staal (video) pic.twitter.com/4Wt0o4KZvF— Charlie (@hockeybias) March 22, 2019
Yanni Gourde High Hit On Jordan Staal (video) pic.twitter.com/4Wt0o4KZvF
Gourde was handed a 10-minute match penalty and a game misconduct for the hit. The 27-year-old has never faced supplemental discipline from the league.