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Johnson to have hearing for actions in Avalanche game vs. Lightning

Defenseman could be penalized for boarding Namestnikov

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Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Sunday for boarding Tampa Bay Lightning forward Vladislav Namestnikov on Saturday.

At 16:57 of the second period, Johnson cross-checked Namestinkov and received a two-minute minor for slashing, a five-minute major for boarding and a game misconduct.

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

The Lightning won the game 6-5.

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