Buffalo Sabres enforcer John Scott will have his in-person hearing for his blindside hit on Boston Bruins forward Loui Eriksson next Thursday morning.
The winger was suspended indefinitely on Thursday pending a hearing, and will have missed three games by the time his hearing is scheduled.
The in-person hearing means Scott's suspension could exceed five games.
Scott was issued a match penalty for charging and ejected for his hit on Eriksson in the third period of Boston's win over Buffalo Wednesday.
Eriksson left the game and spent the night in hospital as a precaution. The Bruins later announced Eriksson was diagnosed with a concussion and is out indefinitely.
The Sabres are already down one roster spot as Patrick Kaleta continues to serve his 10-game suspension.