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Winnipeg Jets player to have hearing after hit that injured T.J. Oshie

November 15, 2018

The NHL Department of Player Safety announced it will have a hearing with Josh Morrissey of the Winnipeg Jets for interference and unsportsmanlike conduct after he slammed Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie to the ice late in their game Wednesday night.

Winnipegs Josh Morrissey will have a hearing for interference/unsportsmanlike conduct on Washingtons T.J. Oshie. Day and time TBD. NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) November 15, 2018

Morrissey faces possible supplemental punishment, perhaps a suspension, for the dirty play.

Josh Morrissey on TJ Oshie pic.twitter.com/NwpRGydBCx Dhiren Mahiban (@dcmahiban) November 15, 2018

It’s unclear yet whether Oshie will miss game action, but he left the game and did not return.

Capitals coach Todd Reirden said after the game, a 3-1 loss to the Jets, that he thought the league would review that play.

In fact, the Capitals lost two top-six forwards to injury during that game. Evgeny Kuznetsov left in the first period after taking this hit to the head from Brandon Tanev:

Replay of Tanev hitting Kuzys head pic.twitter.com/IfZwcCu1aX HockeyKot (@hockeykot) November 15, 2018

However, the Department of Player Safety did not announce that Tanev’s hit garnered a hearing.

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