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.