Apr 22, 2014 8:55 PM by Posted by Greg Smith
Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety for kneeing Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie during Game 3 of the teams' first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series Monday.
The hearing will take place Wednesday afternoon at the NHL's New York office.
Cooke was offered the opportunity for an in-person hearing as required by provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement for any suspension that can exceed five games.
At 2:02 of the third period, Cooke extended his knee as Barrie had just passed the puck leaving his zone. Cooke received a minor penalty for kneeing.
Barrie left the ice under his own power and did not return.
The following grounds are being considered for supplemental discipline: Kneeing. However, the Department of Player Safety retains the right to make adjustments to the infraction upon review.
Minnesota won the game 1-0 in overtime and trails the best-of-7 series 2-1 with Game 4 on Thursday at Xcel Energy Center.