Goaltender Mike Smith #41 of the Phoenix Coyotes is looked at by the team doctor after a hard collision with Andrew Shaw of the Chicago Blackhawks in the second period of Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on April 14, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona.
Blackhawks winger Andrew Shaw's fate lies in the hands of top NFL officials following his Saturday collision with Coyotes goalie Mike Smith.
A Monday hearing is scheduled to determine whether Shaw will receive further disciplinary action for the hit that left Smith down on the ice for several minutes.
After the game, Shaw explained he tried to avoid Smith's stick in the second period as he went for the puck behind the net. They made shoulder-to-head contact, leaving Smith in visible pain on the ice and Shaw ejected from the game.
Shaw said he didn't mean to hit him.
"I was just glad he's OK," he told reporters after the Hawks win.
The Coyotes said Smith felt back to normal after the game, but the goalie hasn't spoken out about the hit.
In the meantime, Shaw heads to a committee hearing Monday to find out if he faces any supplemental discipline.