Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith will have a phone hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Friday for his involvement in an incident Tuesday in a game against the Minnesota Wild.
Keith was given a five-minute major and a match penalty for high-sticking Wild forward Charlie Coyle in the first period. He is suspended indefinitely until the League issues a ruling.
The Department of Player Safety said on Twitter early Friday that Keith waived his right to an in-person hearing, offered when a player faces a potential suspension of six or more games.
The Blackhawks, who have clinched a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, have five games remaining in the regular season. They visit the Winnipeg Jets on Friday for their first game since losing 4-1 to the Wild.
Video: Keith offered in-person hearing after Coyle incident