2:43 PM: McCann has avoided a suspension as the Department of Player Safety announced (Twitter link) that he has been fined $10K for his elbow, the maximum allowed in the CBA.
9:01 AM: Penguins center Jared McCann will have a disciplinary hearing on Saturday, the Department of Player Safety announced. The play in question was an elbow to Flyers defenseman Travis Sanheim during the second period in Friday’s contest; a two-minute minor was assessed at the time.
After a tough showing in the postseason, McCann is off to a good start for Pittsburgh this year with a pair of assists in his first two games despite logging just 12 minutes per game, an amount lower than all but two other forwards on the Pens.
If a suspension is levied, the Penguins will have to add a forward to the active roster as they’re currently carrying the minimum of 12. Kasperi Kapanen is nearing clearance to play as he works his way through quarantining protocols while they have three forwards on their taxi squad in Drew O’Connor, Frederick Gaudreau, and Anthony Angello. Pittsburgh’s next game is scheduled for Sunday against Washington so expect a decision to be levied by then.