A day after New York Rangers forward Daniel Carcillo was suspended 10 games for striking an official, he filed an appeal with the NHL on Saturday.

The NHL Players' Association announced that Carcillo asked the league to review his suspension for abusing linesman Scott Driscoll, a violation of Rule 40.3, during the first period in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals on Thursday night.

The case will be heard by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman. It is uncertain when the in-person hearing will take place, but it likely will come before Game 4 against the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday night.

According to the NHL Rulebook, the hearing "will be conducted by the Commissioner on an expedited basis, and best efforts will be used to provide a hearing before the second game missed by the player due to the automatic suspension imposed under this rule."

Carcillo received a game misconduct for physical abuse of officials during the Canadiens' 3-2 overtime victory in Game 3. The incident followed a hit by Canadiens left winger Brandon Prust that left Rangers center Derek Stepan with a broken jaw.

At 14:09 of the first period, Carcillo physically applied force to Driscoll while being escorted to the penalty box, the league said in a statement. Rule 40.3 Physical Abuse of Officials -- Category II states: "Any player who deliberately applies physical force to an official in any manner (excluding actions as set out in Category I), which physical force is applied without intent to injure, or who spits on an official, shall be automatically suspended for not less than 10 games."