Connolly to have NHL Player Safety hearing for actions in Blackhawks game

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Brett Connolly will have a hearing with the NHL Department of player Safety on Sunday.

The Chicago Blackhawks forward is facing discipline for interference against Dallas Stars forward Tanner Kero.

The incident occurred at 3:02 of the first period in Dallas’ 4-3 overtime win at home Saturday. Connolly was a assessed a five-minute major penalty for interference and a game misconduct on the play. Kero left the game on a stretcher, was taken to the hospital for precautionary measures and evaluation, and did not return.

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

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