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Colorado's McLeod to have in-person hearing

Friday, 10.18.2013 / 5:07 PM / Department of Player Safety News


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Colorado's McLeod to have in-person hearing
Colorado Avalanche forward Cody McLeod will have an in-person supplementary discipline hearing for hit of Niklas Kronwall of the Detroit Red Wings

Colorado Avalanche left wing Cody McLeod will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Monday at the League's New York offices after a boarding incident during a game Thursday' against the Detroit Red Wings at Pepsi Center.

McLeod was offered the opportunity for an in-person hearing as required by provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement for any suspension that can exceed five games.

At 2:13 of the first period, McLeod was assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct for boarding Detroit's Niklas Kronwall.

Kronwall remained down and was taken from the ice on a stretcher. He did not return. After the game, the Red Wings announced Kronwall sustained a concussion and cuts to his right ear.

The following grounds are being considered for supplemental discipline: boarding. However, the Department of Player Safety retains the right to make adjustments to the infraction upon review.

Detroit won the game 4-2.