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Update: Leino will have Shanahan hearing

Ville Leino, Jiri Tlusty

Buffalo Sabres’ Ville Leino (23), of Finland, is pressured by Carolina Hurricanes’ Jiri Tlusty (19), of the Czech Republic, during the first period of an NHL preseason hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/David Duprey)


Earlier this morning, Yerdon opined that Buffalo’s Ville Leino would “absolutely” get a call from NHL discipline czar Brendan Shahanan for this hit on Philly rookie Matt Read.

Turns out he was right.

The NHL has announced Leino will face a hearing with the Department of Player Safety this afternoon. Again, here’s the hit for those that missed it earlier:

Of note: Leino has no past discipline record that would classify him a repeat offender and has only received 38 PIM in 149 NHL contests.