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Update: Nicklas Backstrom reportedly has hearing scheduled for Tuesday

Posted By DJ Bean On April 17, 2012 @ 12:56 pm In General | No Comments

WASHINGTON — According to a tweet from TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the Capitals have been informed that center Nicklas Backstrom will have a hearing with the NHL [1] Tuesday at 3:30 over his cross-check to the face of Rich Peverley [2] in Monday’s game.

After the final seconds ticked off the clock in Boston’s 4-3 victory over the Capitals in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Backstrom cross-checked Peverley in the face and was given a match penalty, which carries with it an automatic suspension pending review of the league.


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