Phoenix Coyote winger Raffi Torres has been suspended indefinitely, pending a hearing, by the NHL for his hit on Chicago Blackhawks forward Marion Hossa during Game 3 of the Western Conference quarterfinal series.
Torres will mis Game 4 on Thursday. Hossa has also been ruled out for Game 4 and no timetable is set for his return.
The hearing will take place at the NHL's New York office, the meeting could result in a suspension of more than five games.
Torres told reporters after the game: "First off, I hope he's all right. As far as the hit goes, I just felt like it was a hockey play, just trying to finish my hit out there."
Torres was suspended last season with the Vancouver Canucks when he elbowed Edmonton Oilers forward Jordan Eberle and served a four-game suspension.