TSN's Bob McKenzie is reporting that Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta will face a disciplinary hearing with NHL head disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan over a check to the back of Rangers forward Brad Richards.
Richards' head slammed into the boards and he laid on the ice for several minutes following the hit. Kaleta was given a game misconduct.
During the five minute penalty, the Rangers scored both of their regulation goals in the Sabres' 3-2 shootout loss.
No word yet whether the hearing with be over the phone or in person. An in-person hearing could result in a suspension of more than six games.
(AP) Rick Nash had a goal and assist and also scored in the shootout to lead the New York Rangers to a 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night.
Ryan Callahan also scored for New York in the shootout. Derek Stepan added a goal, and Henrik Lundqvist made 28 saves. New York has won two in a row.
Drew Stafford and Nathan Gerbe scored for Buffalo. Ryan Miller stopped 26 of 28 shots. The Sabres' season-high three-game winning streak was ended.
New York received a scare 3:28 into the third when Brad Richards was shoved from behind into the half boards by Sabres right wing Patrick Kaleta. Kaleta was assessed a five-minute major for checking from behind and was given a game misconduct.
Richards was on the ice for nearly two minutes before being helped to the bench. He returned to the game.
Nash and Callahan scored in the shootout while Jason Pominville and Tyler Ennis missed for Buffalo.
It was Buffalo's third straight game that ended in a shootout. The Sabres had won the previous two.
Stepan's power-play goal seven seconds after the penalty tied the game at 1-1.
Forty-three seconds later, on the same power play, Nash gave the Rangers a 2-1 lead with his fifth of the season.
Nathan Gerbe tied it at 2-2 at 8:19 of the third period on a nice pass from Steve Ott.
Stafford's goal 8:04 into the second period opened the scoring. Rookie center Mikhail Grigorenko beat Richards on an offensive zone faceoff, winning the puck back to Stafford. The Buffalo right wing's snap shot appeared to deflect off a stick and fluttered past Lundqvist.