Gabriel Landeskog will be having a hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety on Monday to see if supplemental discipline will be needed to further punish a cross-check that Gabe laid on Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk on Saturday night.
The Colorado Avalanche winger received a two-minute minor penalty for cross-checking 3:53 into the game against the Flames that the Avs lost by a score of 3-2.
Here is a quote from the NHL website that explains a little more of the legal aspects of this situation: [NHL]
“The following grounds are being considered for supplemental discipline: cross checking. However, the Department of Player Safety retains the right to make adjustments to the infraction upon review.”
And the tweet that announced the hearing:
Colorado’s Gabriel Landeskog will have a hearing tomorrow for cross-checking Calgary’s Matthew Tkachuk.— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) November 26, 2017
We will know sometime on Monday what the verdict will be. Hopefully, the Captain doesn’t miss any games. If anything. we’re likely to see a league maximum fine and nothing more.