Ryan Reaves will have a hearing with DoPS for his head shot on Tyler Motte

Ryan Reaves will have a hearing with DoPS for his head shot on Tyler Motte

Vegas Golden Knights forward Ryan Reaves was ejected during Game Seven for a terrible hit he delivered to Canucks forward Tyler Motte.

Reaves hit Motte in the head with his shoulder and back, knocking the 25-year-old center briefly out of the game.

And it appears likely he will get supplemental discipline from the league.

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During the game, officials gave Reaves a five-minute major for an illegal check to the head and a game misconduct.

This was the reaction from the Golden Knights bench.

Reaves broke his stick as he walked down the tunnel.

Saturday morning, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced that they would be having a hearing with Reaves, meaning a suspension in the Conference Final is likely coming.

This is the second bad hit (at least) Reaves has delivered during the 2020 postseason. He also nailed Nick Schmaltz in the head during the first round.

Screenshot courtesy of Sportsnet

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