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.
Columbus forward Blake Comeau to have phone hearing tomorrow for boarding Detroit's Brendan Smith.
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) March 12, 2014
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.