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Avs' Porter to have hearing with NHL Thursday

Wednesday, 12.07.2011 / 10:27 PM / News

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Avs' Porter to have hearing with NHL Thursday
Kevin Porter of the Colorado Avalanche will have a hearing with the NHL on Thursday
Kevin Porter of the Colorado Avalanche will have a hearing with the NHL on Thursday concerning a kneeing infraction in Tuesday night's game at Vancouver.

Porter was assessed a kneeing major and a game misconduct at 10:55 of the first period for a knee-on-knee collision with Vancouver's David Booth, who left the game and did not return. The Canucks said Wednesday that Booth is expected to miss four to six weeks with a sprained MCL.
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