Sharks' Blichfeld to have hearing with Dept. of Player Safety
San Jose Sharks right wing Joachim Blichfeld (86) during the match against the New York Rangers at SAP Center in San Jose.  Cody Glenn-USA TODAY Sports

The Department of Player Safety has some more work to do Thursday, as San Jose Sharks forward Joachim Blichfeld will have a hearing to determine supplementary discipline after his high hit on Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon.

The incident occurred in the third period of Wednesday night’s game, as MacKinnon was trying to dump the puck into the Sharks zone. Blichfeld approaches from behind and clips the head of the Colorado star, starting an immediate scrum between the two teams.

Since he’s having a hearing, Blichfeld should expect a suspension for the hit, meaning he’ll miss at least one game for the Sharks. The 22-year-old winger is only barely starting his NHL career but will already have a history with the DoPS. He received a match penalty on the play.

This article first appeared on Pro Hockey Rumors and was syndicated with permission.

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