It was announced this morning via the NHL’s Department of Player Safety that they will be having a hearing with Pittsburgh Penguins Kris Letang for an incident in last night’s Game 3 victory over the Washington Capitals that involved Washington Capitals Marcus Johanson.
The interference play in question involve a player (Johansson) that is vulnerable being hit late and questionable as to if he was hit in the head or shoulder. It appears after a review last night the NHL’s Department of Player Department of Player Safety saw it fit to discuss the events with Letang.
Johansson had already passed the puck as he was being surrounded by Penguins players in a effort to keep the play alive. It was after the passing of the puck that Letang took the chance to then lay a hit on Johansson.
You can view the play in question here:
In a bit of irony Johansson was recently quoted discussing the current suspension of teammate, Capitals defenseman, Brooks Orpik for delivering a late hit on a vulnerable player (Olli Maatta) earlier in the series.
Stuff does happen; however, there are always consequences for our actions. Orpik found out his – now Letang awaits his fate with the Department of Player Safety.