San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres is scheduled to have a disciplinary hearing in New York at noon ET Thursday for a hit on Los Angeles Kings centre Jarret Stoll in Game 1 Tuesday.
Stoll is likely to miss Game 2 of Los Angeles' second-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Sharks after the hit.
Los Angeles coach Darryl Sutter implied Wednesday that Stoll could be out for a significant length of time after getting hit by Torres, who has a history of dangerous play.
Torres hit Stoll late in the second period of the defending Stanley Cup champions' 2-0 victory over San Jose on Tuesday. Stoll didn't return.
Sutter says he thought the hit was "careless." A suspension for Torres wouldn't make him feel better because "our player is quite a bit more important than theirs."