Flyers forward Pierre-Édouard Bellemare sparked a line brawl during Game Three against the Capitals Monday after he boarded Dmitry Orlov late in the third period. Bellemare earned five-minute major and a ten-minute game misconduct penalties, but the worst (for him) may be yet to come.
The league’s Department of Player Safety announced Bellemare will have a hearing today for the hit, which
should could earn him supplemental discipline in the form of a suspension. No official word from DoPS on whether the hearing will be in person or over the phone.
Philadelphia's Pierre-Edouard Bellemare will have a hearing today for checking from behind on Washington's Dmitry Orlov.
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) April 19, 2016
Orlov, who has a history of concussion problems, seemed okay after the hit, even rolling his eyes and giving someone on the ice a wink after making it back to the bench.
Whether Bellemare plays in Game Four on Wednesday night or begins serving a long and well-deserved suspension, the game itself is sure to be a doozy after all the shenanigans on Monday night.
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