Rangers’ Desjardins faces hearing for ‘dirty’ hit on Miles Wood
Just hours after delivering a two-game preseason suspension to Tom Wilson, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety issued a statement on Twitter, this time saying Andrew Desjardins will have a hearing.
That hearing is scheduled to take place Monday. Desjardins received a match penalty for an illegal hit to the head of New Jersey Devils forward Miles Wood during Saturday’s preseason game between the Devils and Rangers.
The incident occurred before the midway point of the first period.
Miles Wood calls Desjardins' hit (match penalty) a "dirty" one. Says he went through concussion protocol and passed in first period.— Andrew Gross (@AGrossNewsday) September 24, 2017
Wood was slow to get back to his feet, but did eventually return to the game. The hit resulted in a melee in front of the Rangers net, with John Moore also getting called for roughing.