Toronto Maple Leafs defender Roman Polak is to have a hearing today over his hit on Columbus Blue Jackets forward Oliver Bjorkstrand in last night’s game.
Toronto's Roman Polak will have a hearing tomorrow morning for boarding Columbus' Oliver Bjorkstrand.— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) March 23, 2017
This was the offence:
Polak got five minutes and a game misconduct for the offence.
You can read details on the ensuing seven minute penalty kill in the recap.
This is presumably a phone hearing and the result could be a fine or a suspension or nothing. We will update you when we have results.
Toronto’s Roman Polak suspended two games for boarding Columbus’ Oliver Bjorkstrand. https://t.co/pHvhFoOaZW— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) March 23, 2017
This is the first time Roman Polak has ever received supplemental discipline from the NHL. Never fined, never suspended, before now.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) March 23, 2017