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Barbashev to have hearing for actions in Stanley Cup Final Game 5

Blues forward facing discipline for illegal check to head against Bruins' Johansson @NHLdotcom

Ivan Barbashev will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Friday.

The St. Louis Blues forward is facing discipline for an illegal check to the head against Boston Bruins forward Marcus Johansson during the first period of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on Thursday.

The incident occurred 5:24 into the period. No penalty was called. Johansson remained in the game.

The Blues won 2-1 to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-7 series. Game 6 is at Enterprise Center on Sunday (8 p.m.; NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS).

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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