The Toronto Maple Leafs express dismay over the potential six-game or more suspension for Morgan Rielly due to a cross-check on Ottawa’s Ridly Greig. The decision by the NHL Department of Player Safety has caused frustration within the organization, leading to an in-person disciplinary hearing for Rielly in New York, where he will present his case along with his agent and team representatives.

By the Numbers
  • Rielly was assessed a five-minute major penalty and a game misconduct for the cross-check.
  • Rielly has no history of supplemental discipline, and Greig suffered no apparent injury on the play.
State of Play
  • Rielly's hearing at the NHL’s New York office will occur at 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday.
  • Rielly is expected to explain the circumstances leading to the cross-check during the hearing.
What's Next

Rielly's potential suspension may result in an appeal process under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.

Bottom Line

The Toronto Maple Leafs await the outcome of Morgan Rielly's in-person hearing in New York, hoping for a favorable decision to avoid a prolonged absence of their top defenseman.