Hunter was hit with a one-game suspension by Match Review Officer Michael Christian after the former Bulldog was deemed to have made high contact on Port Adelaide's Connor Rozee. The hit at the Adelaide Oval was also deemed to have been careless and medium in impact.
As reported by SEN's Sam Edmund, Melbourne will challenge the suspension handed down, with the Dee's in-from legal team expected to argue that Hunter meant no malice when colliding with the budding Port star.
In appealing Christian's ruling, this will mark Melbourne's second challenge within a month, after arguing down Jacob van Rooyen's suspension for forceful front-on contact made to Gold Coast defender Charlie Ballard in Round 8.
Should they prove unsuccessful, Hunter will be forced to sit out the Redlegs' home clash against Fremantle on Saturday afternoon.