'Hawks Carcillo suspended indefinitely

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, Last Updated: 3:57 PM ET

NEW YORK - Chicago Blackhawks forward Dan Carcillo was suspended indefinitely on Tuesday, pending a hearing with NHL discipline czar Brendan Shanahan.

The 26-year-old faces punishment for issuing a hard check to defenseman Tom Gilbert while both players were chasing down a puck in the Oilers' zone in the second period of Edmonton's 4-3 victory on Monday night. He was given a major for boarding and game misconduct, despite appearing to be injured himself after the hit.

Carcillo, no stranger to supplemental discipline, is a repeat offender this season, having been suspended two games by the NHL for an illegal check on Carolina defenseman Joni Pitkanen in late October.

A former Flyer, Carcillo will most likely not be with his teammates when the Blackhawks make their return to Philadelphia on Thursday night for the first time since Game 6 of the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals.


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