Detroit Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist could be missing the next few games.
Following his dangerous high-stick to the face of Minnesota Wild forward Jared Spurgeon, Nyquist was offered an in-person hearing by the NHL Department of Player Safety.
Detroit's Gustav Nyquist has been offered an in-person hearing for high-sticking Minnesota's Jared Spurgeon. Date and time TBD.
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) February 13, 2017
Following Detroit's 6-3 loss to Minnesota, Nyquist expressed regret over his actions that only resulted in a four minute double minor penalty. Nyquist was battling along the boards when he turned around and jabbed his stick into Spurgeon’s face.
“I didn’t mean to do that,” Nyquist said. “My stick gets caught, I am trying to get body position on him. I’m happy he was out there again. I had no intention of doing that. My stick gets caught. It looks bad, but I’m happy he’s OK.
“Obviously, I’ve got to have better control of my stick.”
If Nyquist is suspended, it would be the first time in his career. The Red Wings' next opponent is the St. Louis Blues at Joe Louis Arena on Wednesday night.