The NHL will hold a hearing with Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen after his hit to the head of the Chicago Blackhawks' Marian Hossa during Tuesday night's game at the United Center. Hansen will speak with the league at 2:30 p.m. Central on Wednesday to determine if he will be punished for the forearm to the back of Hossa's head during the third period of the Hawks' 4-3 shootout victory. The Hawks veteran, who suffered a severe concussion during last season's playoffs after an illegal hit from the Coyotes' Raffi Torres, had to be helped off the ice and did not return to the game. After the game, Hansen said he did not believe the hit warranted any discipline from the NHL. "It's out of my hands," Hansen said. "The game is happening very fast out there. It's up to them to look at it now. I don't believe there is out of what I saw. "We were both kind of jumping for the puck. He grabs the puck first and as I'm coming down I kind of land on him a little bit. Apparently, I hit him in the back of the head is what the ref was telling me once I come down. It's hard for me to tell what really happened."
Canucks' Hansen faces hearing for hit on Hawks' Hossa
Chicago Tribune | Feb 20