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Preds’ Volchenkov faces hearing for hit on Flames’ Ferland

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NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 25: Anton Volchenkov #20 of the Nashville Predators stretches during warmups before a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Bridgestone Arena on October 25, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images)

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The NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced that Nashville Predators defenseman Anton Volchenkov will face a hearing this afternoon for his hit on Calgary Flames forward Michael Ferland. One would assume it’s a telephone hearing (since it’s on the weekend), yet the league didn’t clarify.

Volchenkov wasn’t penalized for a hit that took place during Calgary’s win on Friday. Video isn’t available aside from this GIF from “My Regular Face”:


Also, there’s this Vine video from Jason Gold.

We might get a video of the check at full speed if the league actually suspends Volchenkov, then. The 32-year-old has been suspended twice in his career: four games late in the 2012-13 season and three back in 2011.

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