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McAvoy to have hearing for actions in Bruins game

Defenseman facing discipline for illegal check to head against Blue Jackets forward Anderson @NHLdotcom

Charlie McAvoy will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Tuesday.

The Boston Bruins defenseman is facing discipline for an illegal check to the head against Columbus Blue Jackets forward Josh Anderson in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Second Round on Monday.

The incident occurred at 19:37 of the second period in Boston's 3-0 win. McAvoy received a minor penalty for an illegal check to the head.

The Bruins advanced to the conference final with the victory. They will host the Carolina Hurricanes for the first two games.

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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