Saturday, November 28, 2015

Dubinsky Cross Checks Sidney Crosby to the Head, Suspended for a Game

Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky will have a disciplinary hearing with the NHL Saturday to discuss this cross check to the neck/head of Penguins center Sidney Crosby during the second period of the Blue Jackets 2-1 OT win on Saturday.

Video: Crosby Says He Was "Not Surprised" by Dubinsky Cross Check

The following from Jonathan Bombulie of Pittsburgh's TribLive Sports:

Crosby said he went through the NHL's concussion protocol then returned for the start of the third period. Dubinsky received a minor penalty.

“Didn't feel like (a minor penalty),” Crosby said. “I didn't see it. Maybe it didn't look as bad as it felt. The official's there beside the net. It's really up to him.”

Crosby and Dubinsky have a history, and discussing it will likely be on the Department of Player Safety's agenda when they meet with Dubinsky next week.

UPDATE: The NHL's Department of Player Safety has suspended Dubinsky for a game: