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Jackets’ MacKenzie to have hearing for hit on Ekman-Larsson

Jan 3, 2014, 10:41 AM EDT

Columbus forward Derek MacKenzie will have a phone hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety later this afternoon concerning the hit that injured Phoenix defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson last night at Arena.


There was no penalty on the play, but the league will apparently consider supplemental discipline for boarding.

If MacKenzie is suspended, it will be the eighth suspension for boarding this season, per TSN’s list.

  1. bekay19 - Jan 3, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    he should get 5 games.. all you can see is OEL numbers and then he continues to drive him into the boards..

    hits like these are all on the players, it is time for them to take personal accountability and show more respect to each other

    I hope for Olympics sake that he will be back soon

  2. muckleflugga - Jan 3, 2014 at 11:20 AM

    one might hope the officiating crew will have their ashes hauled as well…

    yes, players are merrily killing each other with butt-ugly stupidity, but any referee permitting that hit to go unpunished should find himself unemployed…

    deep throat said it best in all the president’s men: the truth is, these aren’t very bright guys, and things got out of hand…

    to say the least

  3. buckeye044 - Jan 3, 2014 at 11:46 AM

    wish I could defend Mac but there is no defense. Can’t believe he didn’t get whistled and at least a boarding penalty.

  4. elvispocomo - Jan 3, 2014 at 12:03 PM

    Bad play, bad hit, bad decision. I don’t think there’s any angle MacKenzie can come from there to make that a legal hit.

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