Demers will have hearing for elbowing Bonino
With less than four minutes left in Thursday’s contest, Dallas Stars defenseman Jason Demers elbowed Pittsburgh Penguins forward Nick Bonino in the face and for that Demers might be handed a fine or suspension.
The NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced that it has a hearing scheduled for today with Demers over the incident. He already received a five-minute elbowing penalty and a game misconduct for his actions.
If you missed what happened, you can see it below:
Bonino didn’t return to the game, although obviously the contest was almost over at that point anyways. He was on the ice for the Friday morning skate, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Dave Molinari
After the contest, Demers said that he didn’t mean to hit Bonino in the head, per NHL.com’s Wes Crosby.
Demers, 27, hasn’t previously been fined or suspended.