Oilers' Potter has disciplinary hearing for hit on Bonino Staff

12/16/2013 5:07:18 PM

Edmonton Oilers defenceman Corey Potter is the latest player to get involved with what's been a busy month for the NHL Department of Player Safety.

Potter had a phone hearing with Player Safety on Monday for boarding Anaheim forward Nick Bonino in Sunday night's Oilers/Ducks game. The phone hearing means any possible suspension will not exceed five game under the League's collective bargaining agreement.

The incident happened in the second period Sunday when Potter followed Bonino to the boards, shoving him from behind and causing him to fall awkwardly.

He received a five-minute checking from behind penalty as well as a 10-minute and game misconduct penalty. Bonino returned to the game shortly afterwards.

Potter has no prior history of suspensions in the NHL.