Jackets’ Comeau faces hearing for hit on Smith

March 12, 2014, 1:04 AM

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Blake Comeau has a phone hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety Wednesday for boarding Detroit Red Wings defenceman Brendan Smith.

At 12:47 of the first period, Comeau hit Smith from behind into the corner boards. Despite what looked like a jarring blow, Smith shot back up to confront Comeau only to receive a two-minute minor for cross-checking.

Comeau was assessed a two-minute boarding minor for the initial hit and two minutes for diving after the cross-check.


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