Coyotes center Martin Hanzal will have a disciplinary hearing with the league’s department of player safety Monday for a hit he laid in Saturday’s game against the Edmonton Oilers.
At 13:42 of the first period, Hanzal hit Oilers defenseman Jeff Petry along the boards and his forearm caught Petry’s head. Hanzal’s feet left the ice in the follow-through, and he was whistled for a two-minute charging penalty on the play. Petry was able to remain in the game.
The league is looking at the charging call, although it could find other infractions on the play.
Rule 42 defines charging as a player who skates or jumps into an opponent.
Hanzal’s discipline history is slim. He was tagged with a one-game suspension in the 2012 playoffs for boarding Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown.