Capitals Vs. Penguins: Alex Ovechkin, Zbynek Michalek To Meet With Department Of Player Safety Monday

Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin and Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Zbynek Michalek will both meet with the NHL's Department of Player Safety Monday to discuss their respective hits during the Penguins' 4-3 overtime win Sunday.

Both hits took place during the second period. First, Ovechkin left his feet to hit Michalek along the boards while also making contact with his head at 4:05. No penalty was called and Michalek was not injured on the play.

Meanwhile, Michalek's meeting will discuss his hit about five minutes later on Matt Hendricks. Michalek drove Hendricks into the boards with his elbow making contact with Hendricks' head. Michalek received a two-minute elbowing minor on the play, but Hendricks did not miss a shift. A video of the hit can be seen below via NBC Sports:

Breaking sports news video. MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL highlights and more.

Ovechkin's hearing is scheduled for Monday afternoon, while Michalek's is scheduled for Monday morning.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation DC

You must be a member of SB Nation DC to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation DC. You should read them.

Join SB Nation DC

You must be a member of SB Nation DC to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation DC. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.