Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety today for his illegal check to forward Carl Soderberg’s head Saturday afternoon.
Update: Eichel has been suspended two games.
Eichel, 22, was penalized two minutes for the hit 14:48 into the second period of the Sabres’ 3-0 loss to the Colorado Avalanche.
The NHL All-Star has no history of suspensions.
Earlier in the game, Avalanche defenseman Nikita Zadorov was penalized two minutes for hitting Eichel after the whistle.
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