Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone has a date with the Department of Player Safety on Monday, the DoPS announced Sunday afternoon.
The hearing is for a head shot on Detroit Red Wings’ rookie Landon Ferraro in Saturday’s 5-3 loss.
Following the hit, Stone was assessed a two-minute minor for an illegal hit to the head. Stone doesn’t have a big history of discipline, but it looks from most every angle that the first point of contact is the head.
Stone has had a very good start to the season with three goals and 10 assists through 11 games. Missing Stone for any amount of time will be a blow to the middling Senators. He’s been a key to the success they’ve had.
Ottawa's Mark Stone will have a hearing tomorrow for an illegal check to the head on Detroit's Landon Ferraro.
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) November 1, 2015
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