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Capitals’ Aube-Kubel To Have Hearing For Hit To Head On Foote

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Washington Capitals forward Nicolas Aube-Kubel will have a hearing on Saturday for his illegal check to the head on Cal Foote, the NHL Department of Player Safety announced on Saturday morning. He faces a likely suspension.

In Friday’s 5-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning, Cal Foote was making a pass in open ice when Aube-Kubel delivered a blindside shoulder check to his head. Foote went down bleeding, and Aube-Kubel received a five-minute match penalty and game misconduct.

Here was the hit:

According to Rule 48.5 in the NHL Rulebook, “the referee, at his discretion, may assess a match penalty if, in his judgment, the player attempted or deliberately injured his opponent with an illegal check to the head.”

Foote did not return to the game. Both teams meet again on Sunday.

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Aube-Kubel was claimed off waivers on Saturday, Nov. 5, to help fill in for a myriad of injured forwards. He has played just three games with the Capitals.

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