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Blackhawks' Keith to have Player Safety hearing

Supplemental discipline possible for incident with Wild's Coyle @NHL

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith was offered the option of an in-person hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Wednesday for an incident with Minnesota Wild forward Charlie Coyle during a game Tuesday at Xcel Energy Center.

Keith was offered the opportunity for an in-person hearing as required by provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement for any suspension that can exceed five games.

Video: Keith offered in-person hearing after Coyle incident

The incident occurred at 9:27 of the first period. Keith was assessed a match penalty on the play.

Minnesota won the game 4-1.

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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