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Rory Smith, defender for the Orlando Titans and league penalty minutes leader, is set for an arbitration hearing with the NLL tomorrow. Smith had a controversial hit on the Calgary Roughnecks Tracey Kelusky, who led the NLL in scoring at the time. The hit has been much debated, and many feel like it was both high and late.
Kelusky has missed the last three Roughnecks games with concussion like symptoms. Kelusky received a five minute major for the hit, and a game misconduct was tacked on after.
It is Smith's fourth misconduct of the season. Smith has already received a suspension for the hit, for four misconducts results in an automatic.
Smith is on pace to break the all-time penalty minutes mark (96), and break Geoff Snider's record of 103.