Friday, July 31, 2015

Disciplinary hearing for B. Schenn

Flyers forward Brayden Schenn has the dubious distinction of being the subject of the NHL's first supplemental disciplinary hearing of this young season. According to TSN's Bob McKenzie, Schenn will have a hearing with NHL vice president of player safety Brendan Shanahan at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday to discuss his second period hit on New Jersey's Anton Volchenkov. The hearing will take place over the phone. Video of Schenn's hit on Volchenkov is below. After leaving the bench, Schenn skated directly toward Volchenkov and made contact as soon as Volchenkov released the puck. The question is whether Schenn left his feet before delivering the hit, as players must have their skates grounded in the ice to do so. Schenn also does make a bit of contact with Volchenkov's head. There was no penalty call on the play and Volchenkov was not injured. Schenn has never been suspended and is not a repeat offender in the NHL's eyes. Schenn and Volchenkov do have a bit of history, though, as Volchenkov drilled Schenn with a clean hit behind the Devils' net in Game 5 of the Flyers/Devils playoff series on May 8, 2012. (That video is here.) Previously, the NHL's maximum fine for a hit was $2,500. Under the new CBA, first time offenders can be fined a maximum of $10,000. It will be interesting to see the 'Shanahammer' in action for the first time this season, perhaps trying to send a message to the rest of the league. For the latest updates, follow Frank Seravalli on Twitter: @DNFlyers

Disciplinary hearing for B. Schenn

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Flyers forward Brayden Schenn. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)
Flyers forward Brayden Schenn. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)

Flyers forward Brayden Schenn has the dubious distinction of being the subject of the NHL's first supplemental disciplinary hearing of this young season.

According to TSN's Bob McKenzie, Schenn will have a hearing with NHL vice president of player safety Brendan Shanahan at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday to discuss his second period hit on New Jersey's Anton Volchenkov. The hearing will take place over the phone.

Video of Schenn's hit on Volchenkov is below.

After leaving the bench, Schenn skated directly toward Volchenkov and made contact as soon as Volchenkov released the puck. The question is whether Schenn left his feet before delivering the hit, as players must have their skates grounded in the ice to do so. Schenn also does make a bit of contact with Volchenkov's head. 

There was no penalty call on the play and Volchenkov was not injured.

Schenn has never been suspended and is not a repeat offender in the NHL's eyes. Schenn and Volchenkov do have a bit of history, though, as Volchenkov drilled Schenn with a clean hit behind the Devils' net in Game 5 of the Flyers/Devils playoff series on May 8, 2012. (That video is here.)

Previously, the NHL's maximum fine for a hit was $2,500. Under the new CBA, first time offenders can be fined a maximum of $10,000. It will be interesting to see the 'Shanahammer' in action for the first time this season, perhaps trying to send a message to the rest of the league.

For the latest updates, follow Frank Seravalli on Twitter: @DNFlyers

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