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Report: No hearing for Isles’ Lee after Gunnarsson hit (Update: There’s one now)


James OBrien

Islanders forward Anders Lee doesn’t have a disciplinary hearing scheduled following his hit on St. Louis’ Carl Gunnarsson during Saturday’s game, per Sportsnet.

Lee caught Gunnarsson with what appeared to be a high hit midway through an eventual 6-4 loss to the Blues, forcing Gunnarsson from the game entirely:

Lee wasn’t penalized on the play. Gunnarsson is listed as doubtful (upper-body) for tonight’s game against Florida.

UPDATE: From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch...

Gunnarsson, who @tomtimm reported will miss tonight’s game, has a concussion and is out indefinitely. @NHLPlayerSafety still reviewing hit.

— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) December 8, 2014

UPDATE 2: Well, looks as though the NHL’s Department of Player Safety has changed its mind...

NY Islanders forward Anders Lee will have a hearing today for illegal check to the head/elbowing on St. Louis defenseman Carl Gunnarsson

— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) December 8, 2014