Prout to have hearing for sucker punch on Kucherov

Watch as the Tampa Bay Lightning come to the aid of their goalie after Nick Foligno trips Ben Bishop behind the net.

Columbus Blue Jackets defenceman Dalton Prout will have a hearing on Tuesday afternoon with the NHL’s department of player safety after delivering a sucker punch on Tampa Bay’s Nikita Kucherov.

Prout received a minor penalty for roughing and misconduct at 7:38 of the second period in Columbus’s 4-0 loss to the Lightning on Sunday.

Kucherov had an assist on Steven Stamkos‘ first goal of the game in the second period.