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Canadiens' Emelin faces Player Safety hearing

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Montreal Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin will have a hearing Saturday afternoon with the Department of Player Safety after an incident with Buffalo Sabres forward Brian Gionta in a game Friday night at First Niagara Center.

Emelin was assessed a two-minute penalty for an illegal check to the head on Gionta.

The Sabres won the game 2-1.

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

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