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Stars’ Garbutt to have in-person hearing for Penner hit (Update: Penner responds)

Oct 21, 2013, 1:33 AM EDT

Dallas forward Ryan Garbutt will have an in-person hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety regarding Sunday night’s high hit on Anaheim’s Dustin Penner, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie.

Garbutt delivered the blow during the second period, but went unpenalized. Penner left the game and didn’t return.

“It was tough seeing him groggy getting up,” said Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau. “You always worry about your players when they’re knocked out, or close to being knocked out, but he seems fine.”

Here’s the hit in question:

It capped off an eventual evening for Garbutt, who — in addition to the headshot — also scored his first goal of the season and further drew Anaheim’s ire by kneeing Matthieu Perreault and slashing Ryan Getzlaf (both instances happened prior to the Penner hit, and earned Garbutt minor penalties).

Garbutt’s in-person hearing allows for the possibility of NHL discipline czar Brendan Shanahan to levy a suspension of more than five games but, as McKenzie points out, it doesn’t mean the suspension will automatically be five-plus.

Last week, St. Louis forward Maxim Lapierre had an in-person hearing for his check from behind on San Jose’s Dan Boyle, and received a five-game suspension.

UPDATE 1:51 a.m. ET

Following the game, Penner took to Twitter to voice his displeasure about the lack of a penalty call:

Penner also got into it with a few folks on Twitter as well. Check out his account @Dustinpenner25 to see it all.

Related: Ducks say Penner was briefly ‘knocked out,’ now fully mobile

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