The Flyers just can’t stay out of trouble.
Dale Weise will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Friday afternoon after delivering this head shot against the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night:
Korbinian Holzer, meet Dale Weise pic.twitter.com/YUktcK3ZJ1— Broad Street Hockey (@BroadStHockey) October 21, 2016
Philadelphia’s Dale Weise will have a hearing this afternoon for an illegal check to the head on Anaheim’s Korbinian Holzer.— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) October 21, 2016
Given the expedience of the hearing, it’s likely a phone hearing, meaning the NHL is only allowed to suspend him up to five games. But it’s another blow to the Flyers, who just got Brayden Schenn back from a three-game suspension and are missing Radko Gudas during his ongoing six-game suspension.
Weise probably deserves something here. Holzer was not seriously hurt on the play, but he clearly left his feet and the head of Anaheim’s Korbinian Holzer was the principal point of contact. In addition, Weise was suspended back in 2013 for three preseason games, so that could play into the severity of punishment.
Stay tuned later today for the league’s decision.