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Canadiens' Prust to have phone hearing Friday

Friday, 05.23.2014 / 1:25 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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Canadiens' Prust to have phone hearing Friday
Montreal Canadiens forward Brandon Prust to have disciplinary hearing for hit on New York Rangers forward Derek Stepan.

Montreal Canadiens left wing Brandon Prust will have a phone hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Friday afternoon for his hit on New York Rangers center Derek Stepan during the first period at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night.

No penalty was called on the play at 2:48 of the first period. Stepan briefly left the game before returning later in the first period.

On Friday, Rangers coach Alain Vigneault announced Stepan would undergo surgery for a broken jaw and there was no timetable for his return.

Montreal won Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final, 3-2, in overtime.

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