New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Dallas Stars left wing Ryan Garbutt faces a
suspension after an in-person hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety
for an incident in Sunday's game against Anaheim.
In-person hearings are required under the collective bargaining agreement for
any suspension that can exceed five games.
Garbutt was not penalized in the second period for a high hit near the head of
Anaheim's Dustin Penner. The Ducks forward was releasing a shot as he was hit
by Garbutt, who appeared to leave his feet to deliver the blow.
Penner was helped to the dressing room and did not return to the game.
After the contest, the Ducks said Penner had full mobility and was walking
under his own power.
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