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No hearing scheduled for Muzzin after Sobotka headshot


Los Angeles defenseman Jake Muzzin doesn’t have a disciplinary hearing scheduled for his hit to the head of St. Louis’ Vladimir Sobotka on Thursday night, an NHL spokesman confirmed.

Here’s the hit in question. Muzzin was given a two-minute roughing minor on the play:

Sobotka and Muzzin re-engaged with each other later late in the contest, and both were dinged with roughing minors with six seconds left. Blues forward Chris Stewart was given a misconduct and slashing minor for going after Muzzin in the fracas.

While the hit didn’t injure Sobotka and he missed no time, several scribes thought the hit could warrant a look from the NHL’s Department of Player Safety.

Looked pretty much like an elbow to Sobotka’s face by Muzzin, unless those 3 replays I saw were hiding something #stlblues

— Norm Sanders (@NormSanders) January 17, 2014

Muzzin left his feet and principal point of contact was the head. #stlblues

— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) January 17, 2014

Full replay of Muzzin hit, suspension could be coming

— (@MayorsManor) January 17, 2014

Worth noting the Kings don’t play again until Saturday versus Detroit, so the Department of Player Safety could still schedule a hearing for Muzzin.