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Winnipeg Jets Mark Scheifele will have a phone hearing for game 1 incident

The Jets top centre is in a dilly of a pickle.

The Department of Player Safety will be calling Mark Scheifele today as the Jets top centre will have a phone hearing for his charge on the Habs Jake Evans, which knocked the forward from the game and necessitated him being taken off the ice on a stretcher.

He was given five minute penalty and a game misconduct for the hit.

The reaction on social media was, as expected, rather mixed with some folks (including former NHLers) saying it was a hockey play and what else could Scheifele do, while others are ready to see 55 tossed for the remainder of the playoffs.

As this is a phone hearing the maximum suspension is five games.

The good news about Evans reported by John Shannon last night was:

Told that Jake Evans is at the Canadiens’ Hotel in Winnipeg. Doing fine. Alert. But shaken.

Where do you think this ends up?  Stay tuned to find out.