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Blue Jackets' Prout to have Player Safety hearing

Supplemental discipline possible for incident with Lightning's Kucherov

by NHL Player Safety @NHLPlayerSafety /

Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Dalton Prout will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Tuesday for an incident with Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov during a game Sunday at Nationwide Arena.

The incident occurred at 7:38 of the second period. Prout was assessed a two-minute minor for roughing and a game misconduct. Kucherov, who received a minor for roughing, played one shift after serving his penalty then left the game. 

Tampa Bay won 4-0.

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

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