Vancouver Canucks forward Zack MacEwen will have a hearing with the NHL's department of player safety on Friday for kneeing Edmonton Oilers defenceman Darnell Nurse.

The play in question took place at 10:59 of the second period of Thursday's 6-3 Vancouver win when, after taking a penalty for high-sticking Nurse, MacEwen appeared to knee the Edmonton blue-liner as he lay on the ice.