David Perron To Receive Lengthy Suspension For Cross-Check To Head

An ugly incident in the Detroit Red Wings/Ottawa Sentaors game on Saturday will result in a lengthy suspension for the Wings' David Perron. He has been "offered an in-person hearing" with NHL Player Safety for his cross-check to the head of Artem Zub.

An in-person hearing means the suspension is a minimum five games, and possibly in excess of that.

Perron received a match penalty for intent to injure on the play.

The incident came after the Wings' Dylan Larkin was knocked out by a punch to the back of the head and an almost simultaneous cross-check to the front of his head by the Senators' Mathieu Joseph and Parker Kelly, respectively. It was a scary scene as Larkin lay motionless on the ice for some time before being helped off, woozily.

Perron took offense to what happened in front of him, and took it out on the nearest Senator, who happened to be Zub.

The date and time of the hearing for Perron have not yet been announced.