Oilers D Corey Potter assessed game misconduct for check from behind on Ducks F Bonino

Dec 15, 9:27 PM

In the second period of Sunday evening's game between the Edmonton Oilers and the Anaheim Ducks, Oilers defenseman Corey Potter was assessed a major penalty and a game misconduct for this dangerous hit from behind on Ducks center Nick Bonino:

[Courtesy Prime Ticket]

Bonino left the ice initially, but did return before the end of the period.

Potter has never faced supplementary discipline - be it a fine or a suspension - in his NHL career.

Dec 16, 6:02 PM

Oilers D Potter suspended two games for hit on Ducks' Bonino

Dec 16, 6:02 PM

Edmonton Oilers defenseman Corey Potter will be suspended two games for his hit on Anaheim Ducks center Nick Bonino.

Here is the official announcement and explanation from the NHL Department of Player Safety.

Dec 16, 1:40 PM

Oilers D Potter to have a hearing with the NHL Monday afternoon

Dec 16, 1:40 PM

Edmonton Oilers defenseman Corey Potter has been summoned to a phone hearing with NHL disciplinarians Monday afternoon, in response to shoving Anaheim Ducks center Nick Bonino face-first into the boards in the second period of Edmonton's 3-2 defeat Sunday night.

Potter received a match penalty for the incident.

This will mark Potter's first run-in with the NHL's Department of Player Safety.