Johnston to have NHL Player Safety hearing for actions in Islanders game


Ross Johnston will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Friday.

The New York Islanders forward is facing discipline for an illegal check to the head on New Jersey Devils forward A.J. Greer.

The incident occurred at 3:08 of the first period of the Islanders’ 3-2 win at UBS Arena.

Johnston received a minor penalty on the play. Greer left the game midway through the third period.

The following grounds are being considered for supplemental discipline: illegal check to the head. However, the Department of Player Safety retains the right to make adjustments to the infraction upon review.

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