Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/8/11

PITTSBURGH - JUNE 04: Ville Leino #21 of the Detroit Red Wings skates against the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game Four of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Finals on June 4, 2009 at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Buffalo Sabres right wing Ville Leino is scheduled for a hearing with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan on Thursday. Leino's hearing is one day removed from Wednesday's contest against his former team when he leveled Philadelphia Flyers rookie Matt Read with an elbow to the head. Read was not injured during the third-period altercation and no penalty was called on the play. Signed to a massive six-year, $27 million contract in the offseason, Leino has collected just three goals, seven assists and four penalty minutes with Buffalo.
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