New Canadien Andrew Shaw faces hearing for boarding hit


New Canadien Andrew Shaw faces hearing for boarding hit

Shaw, acquired in the off-season from the Chicago Blackhawks, checked Connor Hobbs into the boards from behind at 17:50 of the second period on Tuesday night.

The NHL's Department of Player of Safety announced Wednesday that it will hold a disciplinary hearing with Montreal Canadians center Andrew Shaw on Thursday after a unsafe hit on Capitals prospect Connor Hobbs in Tuesday night's preseason game between the two games.

Keep in mind that the NHL's Department of Player Safety does have jurisdiction over the preseason and can levy suspensions. Which is why he's already clowning as a Canadiens player, and could be suspended for it.

Caps forward Nathan Walker took exception to the hit and dropped the gloves with Shaw. "If [fans] like that style of game, I think I'll fit in quite well". As Walker threw punches, Shaw attempted to rile up the crowd by waving his arms as if to say, "Louder.' Hobbs and Walker have never appeared in an National Hockey League game; Shaw is entering his sixth National Hockey League season".

"I just saw (the hit) out of the corner of my eye, but when you hear the boards smack like that and you see him face down, you know it's not a good sign". As if getting into a fight in a preseason game wasn't insane enough, Shaw tried to get the crowd going in the middle of the fight.

During his preseason game, Shaw got into a fight.

Last season, he posted 14 goals and 34 points in 78 games along with 69 penalty minutes and a plus-11 rating.

"The most important thing is that the player wasn't hurt", said Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien.



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