Philadelphia Flyers forward Joel Farabee awaits the verdict from Player Safety after a late hit saw him tossed from Sunday’s game against the Winnipeg Jets.
Farabee picked up a major penalty for interference from referees Kyle Rehman and Peter MacDougall and was tossed from the game. Perreault was injured on the play and did not return to the game.
Interference is covered in Rule 56:
A minor penalty shall be imposed on a player who interferes with or impedes the progress of an opponent who is not in possession of the puck.
A minor penalty shall be imposed on an attacking player who deliberately checks a defensive player, including the goalkeeper, who is not in possession of the puck.
The Referee, at his discretion, may assess a major penalty, based on the degree of violence, to a player guilty of interfering with an opponent.
When a major penalty is imposed under this rule for a foul resulting in an injury of an opponent, a game misconduct shall be imposed.
Farabee has no history of previous incidents with the NHL Department of Player Safety.