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Carcillo to be suspended for 6th time

01/03/2012 04:04 EST | Updated 03/04/2012 05:12 EST

Chicago forward Daniel Carcillo will have a hearing in connection with a hit in Monday night's game on Edmonton defenceman Tom Gilbert, according to NHL.com.

Carcillo is suspended indefinitely and will find out the specific amount of time he will be out after a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety.

Carcillo received a five minute penalty for boarding in the second period of the contest after the hit on Gilbert, with the Oilers scoring twice on the ensuing power play en route to a 4-3 victory.

According to reports out of Chicago, Carcillo hurt his knee during the game and could be out for a period of time. Any suspension would be served when he comes back.

Carcillo, who turns 27 later this month, was signed as a free agent by the Blackhawks prior to this season.

The forward has been suspended five previous times by the NHL since entering the league in 2006-07, including a two-game penalty earlier this season for a hit on Carolina's Joni Pitkanen.

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