A crucial member of the Winnipeg Jets could be facing a suspension from the NHL for a questionable hit last night.
The NHL's Department of Player Safety announced Sunday night that Jets' defenseman Jacob Trouba will have a hearing for his illegal check to the head of Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone.
Stone turned his head to pass the puck off as he entered the Jets' zone. He gets the pass away but gets clobbered by Trouba, who makes clear contact with Stone's head.
Trouba was assessed a two-minute miner for an illegal check to the head on the play, much to the dismay of Senators' head coach Guy Boucher.
While it does not appear that Trouba intended to injure Stone, the principal point of contact was the head, which could result in Trouba being banned.
Here is the hit in question: