May 23, 2014, 10:57 AM EDT
Montreal forward Brandon Prust will have a disciplinary hearing Friday for his hit on New York’s Derek Stepan during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced.
Here’s the hit in question, for which Prust wasn’t penalized:
In the aftermath of the ensuing fracas, Dorsett and Prust were given five-minute fighting majors each, while Carcillo was given a charging minor for the original hit and a game misconduct for jostling with linesman Scott Driscoll. That ended Carbomb’s night with just 1:45 TOI and the potential for suspension hanging in the balance.
Speaking of suspensions, Prust does have a past history with the Department of Player Safety. In 2012, he was suspended one game — while a member of the Rangers — for elbowing Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov in the head:
Ironically enough, that incident also occurred during Game 3 of that year’s Eastern Conference Final.
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