No Hearing for Gudas After Big Hit on Catenacci
PHILADELPHIA — With ice taped to his hand after the game, Czech Republic native Radko Gudas went into the locker room to do an interview in his native tongue.
Many thought that hand could've been busy Friday, answering a call from the NHL's department of player safety.
Gudas has already been suspended once this year and may be again after a hit on Daniel Catenacci late in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres. Catenacci had his head down and the puck wasn't close by when Gudas drove into him and put him on the ice. He had to answer to Jake McCabe for the hit.
Earlier in the game, Gudas fought Marcus Foligno for his trouble after throwing a hit with his knee out. Foligno didn't like either hit.
A league source told the Courier-Post Friday morning that no hearing is scheduled for the Flyers defenseman. He will be eligible to play Saturday afternoon against the New Jersey Devils.