Orlov to have NHL hearing for hit on Schenn

Orlov to have NHL hearing for hit on Schenn
March 2, 2014, 6:00 pm
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Dmitry Orlov called for costly penalty

Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov will undergo his first NHL phone hearing on Monday for his third period on Flyers center Brayden Schenn, the league announced Sunday night.

Orlov was given a 5-minute major for boarding 9:33 into the third period of the Capitals' 5-4 overtime loss to the Flyers. Schenn was not injured on the play.

According to the NHL's release, the following grounds for the proposed supplemental discipline are being considered: boarding. However, the Department of Player Safety retains the right to make adjustments to these infractions accordingly upon further review.

Only Orlov knows if he had retribution on his mind when he lined up Schenn along the boards and checked him from behind, driving Schenn’s face into the glass.

Schenn had just released the puck and was fair game to be checked, but because Orlov was given a major penalty and because replays clearly show he left his feet on the hit, the NHL may suspend him a game or two.

Orlov, 22, has never been suspended in his 101-game NHL career.