The hearing is directly related to an incident that occurred during the team's Sunday night game against the Dallas Stars when Giordano slew-footed Antoine Roussel at the 11:53 mark of the second period. Girodano was assessed a two-minute minor for tripping.
It seems unlikely that the league would suspend Giordano for such an offense. In reality, the decision to request a hearing is more likely to allow the league to administer a heavy fine against Giordano.
Under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement, the league is required to call a hearing with the Department of Player Safety in order to levy a fine in excess of $5,000.
In addition to Giordano's hearing, the league also requested a hearing with Minnesota Wild forward Devin Setoguchi for a hit he administered on Sunday night. According to Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Setoguchi will not be suspended for the play.