Buchnevich to have Player Safety hearing for actions in Rangers game

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Pavel Buchnevich will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Thursday.

The New York Rangers forward is facing discipline for high-sticking Washington Capitals forward Anthony Mantha.

The incident occurred 4:39 into the second period of New York’s 4-2 loss at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday. Buchnevich was given a major penalty for cross-checking and a game misconduct.

The following grounds are being considered for supplemental discipline: high-sticking. However, the Department of Player Safety retains the right to make adjustments to the infraction upon review.

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