Flames forward Blake Coleman to have hearing with NHL for boarding
Calgary Flames forward Blake Coleman will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Thursday following his hit on Winnipeg Jets forward Jansen Harkins.
Coleman was assessed a two-minute boarding penalty at 6:17 of the second period during Wednesday’s preseason game in Winnipeg. Harkins left the game briefly before returning to the contest.
“Those are tough. It was a pretty solid check into the numbers,” Jets head coach Paul Maurice said. “We’re fortunate that he’s healthy. You don’t want to see anything happen from behind.”
Coleman, 29, signed a six-year, $29.4 million contract with the Flames in July. He recorded 31 points (14 goals, 17 assists) in 55 games last season with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Harkins, 24, collected two points (one goal, one assist) in 26 games last season with the Jets.
–Field Level Media