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Department of Player Safety announces hearing for Morgan Rielly

Published February 11, 2024 at 1:43 PM
BY SAM
After Morgan Rielly of the Toronto Maple Leafs lost his cool and crosschecked Ridly Greig on the dying seconds of the 3rd period last night, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety has announced an in person hearing has been offered to Rielly; take a look.



Toronto's Morgan Rielly has been offered an in-person hearing for cross-checking Ottawa's Ridly Greig. Date and time TBD.



This means it opens the door for Rielly's suspension to be more than 5 games because he was offered an in person hearing.

Don't get me wrong, Rielly deserves to be suspended to a degree, but there's no consistency when it comes to why or how an in person hearing is offered. Especially for a first time offender.

Take Jacob Trouba of the New York Rangers for example, who two-handed Trent Frederic in the face earlier this season. That punishment was a 5k fine. That was far worse.

Date and time of the hearing has yet to be announced, but it's safe to say Rielly might get more than 5 games.
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