Philadelphia Flyers center Brayden Schenn gets the honor of having the first supplemental discipline hearing of the new season this afternoon with NHL senior vice president of hockey operations and player safety Brendan Shanahan.
Schenn will have a telephone hearing with Shanahan at 1:30 p.m. for possibly leaving his feet on a hit on Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov at 12:37 of the second period. Schenn came off the Flyers’ bench and came a long way before appearing to leap into Volchenkov, who was carrying the puck out of the left corner and up the wall in the Devils’ zone. No penalty was called on the play. It probably should have been a charge.
Here’s a clip of the hit from YouTube:
The principal point of contact was not the head, so it might just be a fine. Under the new collective bargaining agreement, the fining rules have been changed. The maximum fine used to be $2,500 for all players. The maximum fine is now half a player’s daily salary up to $10,000 for a first offense and $15,000 for a repeat offense.