Jordin Tootoo to have phone hearing with NHL for hit on Ryan Miller

Nashville's Jordin Tootoo is scheduled to have a phone hearing with the NHL this afternoon for his collision with Buffalo goalie Ryan Miller on Saturday night.

With 4:06 left in the second period, Tootoo crashed into Miller, knocking him out of the net and onto the ice. The collision prompted a pileup of players, and Miller threw several punches at Tootoo after they hit the ice. Tootoo was given a major penalty for charging and a game misconduct.

Miller, who was playing in his first game since missing eight games because of a concussion, stressed he was determined to stand up for himself.

"[Tootoo] is going to come hard to the net every time," Miller said. "I got in the mix right after that. I can't sit back and let other guys take advantage of me. I got right in the pileup and tried to do what I could do, which wasn't a whole lot. But I showed that I am not going to take it."

Tootoo has one other on-ice suspension in his career, a five-game ban after he punched Stephane Robidas in the face in March 2007.

Information from ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun and The Associated Press was used in this report.