Nolan to receive hearing for Joensuu punch - LA Kings Insider

Jordan Nolan is scheduled to have a hearing Monday for his gloved punch to the head of Edmonton’s Jesse Joensuu late in the second period of last night’s 4-2 Kings win.


Renaud Lavoie reports that the hearing will take place at 12:15. That’s presumably eastern time, so set your alarms accordingly.

The punch, singled out, is below. For the entire fracas, click on the link in the first paragraph.

Nolan’s only other brush with the Department of Player Safety came as a result of a crosscheck to the back of Henrik Sedin in which he was assessed a $1,436.94 fine last March. The Department of Player Safety has suspended a King once previously. Dustin Brown was assessed a two-game suspension for elbowing Minnesota’s Jason Pominville on April 23, 2013.

The punch may have been a heavy-handed reaction to this grab by Joensuu.