NHL sets hearing on Max Pacioretty hit on Ryan McDonagh
As expected, the NHL has scheduled a disciplinary hearing at 4 p.m. on the Max Pacioretty boarding that knocked Ryan McDonagh out of last night's game with a possible concussion. In my opinion, the Canadiens forward will be punished with a 2 or 3 game suspension.
The Rangers are in the air, and I'm waiting for my flight to New York. So we'll know more later.
Bob McKenzie at TSN reported that x-rays on Dan Girardi were negative. Have not confirmed.
Rangers are not practicing today, will return to the rink tomorrow.
Another storyline: Rick Nash is eligible to come off IR, Whether he does or not, the Rangers might make a transaction, perhaps recalling a d-man from Harford, Dylan McIlrath or someone with NHL experience.