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Dale Weise faces suspension hearing after hit on Ducks’ Korbinian Holzer

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He could be the third Flyer to serve a suspension already this season.

Philadelphia Flyers v Arizona Coyotes Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

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:

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.