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No hearing scheduled for Potter after boarding Bonino (Update: Scheduled now)

Dec 16, 2013, 11:02 AM EDT

Edmonton defenseman Corey Potter isn’t scheduled for a disciplinary hearing following his hit from behind on Anaheim’s Nick Bonino, a NHL spokesman has confirmed.

UPDATE 1:31 p.m. ET… The NHL’s Department of Player Safety has since reviewed the hit and confirmed Potter will have a hearing this afternoon.

Here’s the incident in question. The hit occurred early in the second period, netting Potter a five-minute boarding major and game misconduct:

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(Should be noted that, given the Oilers don’t play again until Tuesday, the possibility still remains for a hearing to be set.)

This is the second controversial hit Potter’s been involved with in recent days. On Wednesday, the Edmonton defenseman was drilled into the boards by Carolina’s Riley Nash, who was given five and a game himself. Nash wasn’t subjected to supplemental discipline from the NHL.

  1. elvispocomo - Dec 16, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    That looks like a suspendable hit to me.

  2. sens101 - Dec 16, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    was he hurt on the play?

  3. skr213 - Dec 16, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    How is this NOT suspension worthy??? I have actually not been someone ragging on Shanny this season, but this is inconsistency at an insane level.

    • skr213 - Dec 16, 2013 at 3:53 PM

      Glad Shanny is now getting this right.

      • endusersolutions2013 - Dec 16, 2013 at 5:31 PM

        May well be that he was reviewing carefully 1st, including context and history.

  4. pavelfitzgerald - Dec 16, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    I have no idea how this is not suspension worthy. This was more dangerous than Peluso’s hit (which justifyably was suspension worthy). These types of hits that are 4 feet from the boards are the very definition of “boarding” & are some of the most dangerous in the game.

    • endusersolutions2013 - Dec 16, 2013 at 5:29 PM

      I’d rate slew-footing as equally dangerous, as the likelihood of injury to tailbone, back or head is very likely. I don’t get how it can be penalized as tripping.

      It may well be that Oprik was concussed before a punch was landed.

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