Garbutt connected on a hit of Anaheim Ducks forward Dustin Penner during the second period of Sunday night's game. Penner left the arena under his own power and had full mobility, according to a release from the Ducks. Penner was also active on Twitter after the injury and added his opinion of the play.
To whom it may concern.....black&white vertical stripes.Orange horizontal stripe) Might of been 2 min minor?? http://t.co/JKxL0I8PPi— Dustin Penner (@Dustinpenner25) October 21, 2013
Garbutt did not receive a penalty for the play, but the injury to Penner could play a factor in how the Department of Player Safety decides to rule. The decision to invite Garbutt to an in-person hearing means the league will have the option to administer a suspension in excess of five-games.
Garbutt has not been suspended over the span of 64 career NHL games.