Benoit Pouliot has five goals in his last eight games. ©2017, Hickling Images, Olean Times Herald

Sabres’ Benoit Pouliot to have hearing for illegal check to head

BUFFALO – Sabres winger Benoit Pouliot has a phone hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety today for an illegal check to defenseman Keith Yandle’s head in Friday’s 4-1 loss to the Florida Panthers.

Pouliot, one of the Sabres’ top scorers, hit Yandle with 2:15 left in third period, knocking his helmet off. Pouliot wasn’t penalized.

The Sabres play a road game tonight against the Montreal Canadiens. Pouliot has five goals and six points in the last eight games and has recently been skating on the second line.

Update: Pouliot won’t face any supplementary discipline.

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