Predators defenseman Mark Borowiecki to have hearing with NHL for kneeing incident

Mark Borowiecki kneeing
Nov 13, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Nashville Predators defenseman Mark Borowiecki (90) and Arizona Coyotes left wing Antoine Roussel (26) fight after a kneeing penalty on Arizona Coyotes right wing Dmitrij Jaskin (93) during the first period at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators defenseman Mark Borowiecki will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Sunday.

Borowiecki is facing discipline for kneeing Arizona Coyotes forward Dmitrij Jaskin during the first period of the Predators’ 4-1 win on Saturday in Nashville, Tenn.

Borowiecki was assessed a major penalty, and then a major penalty and a game misconduct for an ensuing fight with Antoine Roussel.

Jaskin did not return to the game for the Coyotes.

“It’s long term,” Arizona coach Andre Tourigny said of Jaskin’s injury. “It’s lower-body, but it will be really long term.”

Borowiecki, 32, has yet to record a point in nine games this season.

He has 52 points (15 goals, 37 assists) in 406 career games with the Ottawa Senators and Predators.

UPDATE: No further discipline.

–Field Level Media