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Blackhawks’ Dan Carcillo out vs. Stars

Detroit Red Wings v Chicago Blackhawks

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 30: Daniel Carcillo #13 of the Chicago Blackhawks watches the action from the bench against the Detroit Red Wings at the United Center on December 30, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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The Chicago Blackhawks will be without the services of Dan Carcillo tonight when they play host to the Dallas Stars.

Carcillo is considered suspended until his in-person hearing.

Since he was offered an in-person hearing, Carcillo is due for a suspension of at least six games.

The 29-year-old has a hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety for his cross-check on Jets’ forward Mathieu Perreault on Friday.

Here is a look at the play in question:

Joakim Nordstrom replaces Carcillo in the Blackhawks’ lineup tonight.

Carcillo has had several run-ins with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety.

Last May he was suspended 10 games for abuse of an official - that suspension was reduced to six games after an appeal.

In October 2011, Carcillo was suspended two games for a hit on Hurricanes’ defenseman Joni Pitkanen.

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