Bad intentions or not, Corey Perry's violent hit on Minnesota rookie Jason Zucker will call the Ducks' star winger to the NHL carpet.

Perry could face the possibility of a lengthy suspension with his late broadside hit that knocked Zucker out of the game four minutes into the second period of the Ducks' 2-1 victory over the Wild.

TSN hockey analyst Bob McKenzie reported through his Twitter account that Perry is slated to have a telephone hearing with league officials Wednesday morning. The Ducks play in Dallas on Thursday so a decision figures to come down before then.

Perry said that he sent an apology to Zucker through the Wild's locker room attendant and acknowledged that a suspension could be in the offing.

Factoring into the decision could be Perry's status as a potential repeat offender after receiving a four-game suspension in 2009 for an elbow to the head of Philadelphia's Claude Giroux.

On this play against Zucker, Perry said, "I didn't change my path of direction. I was committed. I tried to let up. It's hard. It happened so fast. It's unfortunate."

The Wild classified Zucker's injury as an upper-body injury. The winger had to be helped off the ice after remaining down for some time.

Perry was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct.

"I don't go out there looking to hurt guys," he said. "That's not the way I am. That's not me as a person. It is what it is."

Asked if he believes the result of the play might be judged more than his intention, Perry said, "Possibly."

Coach Bruce Boudreau wouldn't comment on the prospect of losing Perry. "I'll look at it on the plane and make my guess then."