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Blue Jackets’ Comeau to face phone hearing after boarding Red Wings’ Smith

Mar 12, 2014, 1:21 AM EDT

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Blake Comeau will face a telephone hearing for a boarding hit on Detroit Red Wings blueliner Brendan Smith from Tuesday’s 4-1 victory for Columbus.

Sportsnet provides video of that check:

Comeau received a two-minute penalty for boarding and another minor for diving after Smith cross-checked him. Comeau, 28, hasn’t been suspended by the league in his NHL career so far.

  1. charlieconway96 - Mar 12, 2014 at 3:01 AM

    Well, that refs arm went up quick…

  2. bozgood - Mar 12, 2014 at 5:22 AM

    It was the correct call anyway you look at it. All three calls were easy to make.

  3. jacketsfan7 - Mar 12, 2014 at 7:59 AM

    At least cam can play now….

  4. 2qswing - Mar 12, 2014 at 8:33 AM

    I was at this game. In addition to being a dangerous suspension-worthy hit, it was a really stupid penalty at a time when Jackets were scrambling and Bob was already getting shelled. Comeau has been a healthy scratch lately. I guess he was trying to make something happen. but this? I say two games.

  5. mshantz22 - Mar 12, 2014 at 8:37 AM

    I really like how the refs completely missed the cross-check to the ribs by Comeau later in the game that injured Jurco. I find it ironic that the night before the Blue Jackets were in Dallas to witness the Peverly incident and played such a nasty game against Detroit. I understand that it was an important game, but there were a lot of dirty-looking plays by Columbus.

    • jacketbacker78 - Mar 12, 2014 at 12:30 PM

      There were dirty plays on both sides, I was at the game. How many times did a Wings player take a cheap shot after the play was over? You can’t knock both sides

      • jacketbacker78 - Mar 12, 2014 at 12:30 PM

        You can’t knock only one side*

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