Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien will have a phone hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety Thursday for cross-checking New York Rangers forward JT Miller.
Byfuglien hit Miller in the back of the neck after the New York player had fallen in front of the Winnipeg net in Tuesday's 3-2 Rangers win.
The play did not draw a penalty and the Rangers won 3-2. Miller stayed in the game and assisted on the winning goal by Chris Kreider.
Afterwards, Vigneault said the incident was, "Violent, deliberate. Could have broken his neck. It was one of the most vicious cross-checks I've seen this year."
Byfuglien has never been suspended before over 10 NHL seasons with Chicago, Atlanta, and Winnipeg.