For the second time in a few weeks, a Vancouver Canucks player is having a hearing with the Department of Player Safety for kneeing. Zack MacEwen has a hearing today after a hit that occurred in last night’s game against Edmonton Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse.
This one is a little different than the incident with Alexander Edler earlier this season (which resulted in a two-game suspension) as Nurse was already down on the ice when MacEwen appeared to extend his leg to hit him again. The two were battling all night, even dropping the mitts and fighting in the third period.
Nurse did not suffer a serious injury from the knee, but MacEwen will likely be sat down for at least one game. The Canucks play the Oilers again tomorrow night, meaning the two will not be able to continue their war right away. The two teams do play again on May 15 however, meaning there could be some more shenanigans on the horizon.