Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers could face disciplinary action for his hit on Canadiens forward Scott Gomez Monday night.
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers laid a hit on Montreal Canadiens forward Scott Gomez on Monday night, which resulted in Myers being sent to the penalty box for a boarding call. Myers will now face a disciplinary hearing for the hit, and he could face further punishment from the NHL's Department of Player Safety.
Myers faces the possibility of supplemental discipline for the hit he delivered against Montreal forward Scott Gomez at the 13:12 mark of the third period of Monday night's game in Buffalo. Myers was assessed a boarding minor on the play.
The NHL has cracked down on hits lately because of the increasing issues with concussions, which are happening at a frequent pace in the NHL and are threatening the careers of star players like Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby. The NHL is taking extra steps to enforce safety rules, especially on big hits deemed illegal.
Here's a clip of Myers hit on Gomez from Monday night's game, which the Sabres won 3-2:
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