Prout to have hearing for interference on Gudas

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Dalton Prout has a date with the Department of Player Safety on Monday afternoon for alleged interference on Radko Gudas.

In Saturday’s game between the New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia Flyers, Gudas dealt a vicious, but legal hit on John Quenneville.

Prout decided that Gudas needed to answer for the hit and he laid out Gudas with a check to the sternum.

Screen cap via CSN Philadelphia
Screen cap via CSN Philadelphia

Only problem: Gudas hadn’t touched the puck before Prout hit him.

That, friends, is interference.

Prout was given a five minute major penalty for interference and tossed from the game after he got done slugging it out with Wayne Simmonds who stood up for Gudas.

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Gudas had to be helped off the ice. He did not return to the game.

Prout has been suspended once before. In March 2016, he received a questionable one game ban for a ‘sucker punch’ to Nikita Kucherov.

The Flyers announced earlier on Sunday that Gudas was out of the lineup against the New York Rangers with an upper-body injury and is considered ‘day-to-day.’

Philly needs to beat the Rangers to keep their playoff hopes alive.

s/t @SonsofPenn

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