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Update: Leino will have Shanahan hearing

Dec 8, 2011, 11:35 AM EST

Earlier this morning, Yerdon opined that Buffalo’s Ville Leino would “absolutely” get a call from NHL discipline czar Brendan Shahanan for this hit on Philly rookie Matt Read.

Turns out he was right.

The NHL has announced Leino will face a hearing with the Department of Player Safety this afternoon. Again, here’s the hit for those that missed it earlier:

Of note: Leino has no past discipline record that would classify him a repeat offender and has only received 38 PIM in 149 NHL contests.

  1. somekat - Dec 8, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    He was just mad that Read took his old job, and is doing it better than Leino ever did

  2. hystoracle - Dec 8, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    Open Ice elbow clear as day and the on ice officials completely missed it!!! Says a lot about the state of officiating in today’s game.. Get you stick anywhere near the thigh and the phantom hook gets called every time (even one handed). Elbow your opponent in the head in open ice and totally miss it.. Figures.

    • hystoracle - Dec 8, 2011 at 2:31 PM

      And we wonder like players like the Sedins and Crosby embellish hits to get calls.. This is why.. IF read had flopped to the ice Leino would have gotten an early shower.

  3. billsin20xx - Dec 8, 2011 at 2:49 PM

    I am surprised no further action on the boarding of Gerbe which knocked him out of the game….

  4. billsin20xx - Dec 8, 2011 at 5:39 PM

    They just announced Gerbe is out indefinitely with a concussion from the hit – and no hearing.

  5. billsin20xx - Dec 8, 2011 at 5:40 PM

    They just clarified that Gerbe is out indefinitely with a concussion from the hit – and no hearing.

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