Leafs' Carter Ashton faces hearing for hit on Flames' Smith

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Carter Ashton will have a hearing Friday with the NHL Department of Player Safety for his hit on Calgary Flames defenceman Derek Smith on Wednesday night.

Incident occurred Wednesday

Maple Leafs forward will face a hearing for this hit on the Flames defenceman which occurred on Wednesday. 1:49

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Carter Ashton will have a hearing Friday with the NHL Department of Player Safety for his hit on Calgary Flames defenceman Derek Smith on Wednesday night.

The incident occured at 16:56 in the second period when Ashton drove Smith into the boards from behind. He was assessed a two-minute boarding penalty and an additional five-minute fighting major for an altercation with Flames defenceman Shane O'Brien.

Smith remained in the game after the hit. Toronto won the game 4-2.

Ashton, 22, has one assist in 10 games this season.


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