In last night’s game against the New Jersey Devils, Brayden Schenn of the Philadelphia Flyers was called for charging on a hit on Peter Harrold. In the replay it looked as though Brayden left his feet and that the hit should garner the attention of the league, however there is no news yet on whether a disciplinary hearing will be held.
Brayden has already been suspended one game this season for a similar hit on Anton Volchenkov. This makes him a repeat offender, which would make any punishment given more severe. However there is no talk of a disciplinary hearing as of yet, so I’m assuming this means there will not be one. The league is usually on top of these kinds of things and hearings are usually scheduled the day after the game in question.
If you watch the hit a couple of times it is a bit questionable whether or not it merits more than just a charging penalty. It is unclear whether he leaves his feet before or after he makes contact with Harrold. I’ve watched it at least 10 times and I still can’t figure it out. Brayden’s previous hit on Volchenkov was an obvious suspension as he clearly left his feet.
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