Calgary Flames Defenseman Faces NHL "Player Safety" Hearing Over Huge Hit; Could Miss Game 7

Although the on-ice officials didn't make the call, the NHL's Department of Player Safety is holding a hearing over a huge hit by Calgary Flames defenseman Nikita Zadorov on Dallas Stars forward Luke Glendening Friday night. 

Zadorov's shoulder made contact with Glendening's head, as the big Flames D-man left the ice just a bit to deliver the hard check. Stars coach Rick Bowness can be seen screaming at the refs "it's a head shot!!", to no avail. 

Flames head coach Darryl Sutter, however, disagrees any discipline is needed.

“It was a hockey play," said Sutter. "I totally disagree there should be a hearing considering there’s been slew-foots in this series.” 

Nevertheless, the hearing is taking place.

Zadorov actually accumulated 14 minutes in penalties in the game, but none for the hit to Glendening. 

The Flames may have to head into Game 7 without a very large presence on their blueline.