Predators’ Ryan Hartman to have hearing after illegal check to the head
Ryan Hartman had a tough night at the office on Wednesday night and will have to answer to the NHL’s Department of Player Safety because of it.
Hartman’s hearing stems from a charging penalty he was assessed after lining up Colorado Avalanche forward Carl Soderberg’s head with his shoulder at the 4:42 mark of the third period.
Soderberg was forced to leave the game after the play.
Nashville’s Ryan Hartman will have a hearing today for an illegal check to the head on Colorado’s Carl Soderberg.— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) April 19, 2018
Earlier in the game, Hartman tried to line up Sven Andrighetto from a mile out in the second period but missed, prompting the latter to come and give Hartman some business, which included a stick below the belt to Hartman.
The Predators took Game 4 by a 3-2 margin, holding off a third-period comeback attempt from the Avalanche to take a 3-1 series lead.