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Brandon Prust faces hearing for hit on Anton Volchenkov on Sunday

May 19, 2012, 8:12 PM EDT

Nick Kypreos reports that New York Rangers tough guy Brandon Prust will face a Sunday morning hearing with the NHL for his his hit on New Jersey Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov. Here’s video of the check for your own perusal.

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Devils coach Peter DeBoer didn’t beat around the bush when asked about the hit, calling it “headhunting – plain and simple.”

Prust wasn’t penalized for the check (which works against him avoiding discipline) but Volchenkov returned to the contest (which might help Prust sidestep a suspension). That being said, Prust isn’t a star either, so some might suggest that his chances of receiving a punishment increases substantially.

Do you think Prust deserves a suspension?

  1. firemarshal1 - May 19, 2012 at 8:27 PM

    Two minute penalty during the game otherwise NO suspension. This is a physical game, right?

  2. brian32556 - May 19, 2012 at 9:34 PM

    I don’t think there will be a suspension because I can’t recall him doing anything like that intentionally while he was a Ranger. Can’t speak for before.

  3. biffnasty - May 19, 2012 at 10:31 PM

    As I posted eArlier…..should have been a penalty on that play.

  4. ravenscaps48 - May 20, 2012 at 1:09 AM

    Should’ve been a 2 Minute Minor and a One Game Suspension

  5. barkar942 - May 20, 2012 at 1:41 AM

    Should have been a diving call on Dustin Brown.

    • dipthatchip - May 20, 2012 at 11:17 AM

      you sir are stone cold retarded

  6. worldchampsbaby - May 20, 2012 at 2:09 AM

    A suspension of three games would be consistent with the disipline czar.

  7. daburghdabest - May 20, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    Should suspend the whole team & their coach. A big disgrace to the sport.

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