Evgeni Malkin will have a hearing for swinging his stick at Michael Raffl's head after he was punched from behind late in the third period of Monday's game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers, the NHL Department of Player Safety announced.
Malkin was assessed a match penalty on the play.
The Flyers were able to capitalize once on the five-minute power play, but the Penguins would go on to win 4-1.
Monday marked Malkin's first game since Jan. 30, as he missed the last five contests with an upper-body injury.
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