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Blichfeld to have hearing for actions in Sharks game

Forward facing discipline for illegal check to head of Avalanche forward MacKinnon

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Joachim Blichfeld will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Thursday.

The San Jose Sharks forward is facing discipline for an illegal check to the head of Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon.

The incident occurred 8:05 into the third period of San Jose's 3-0 loss at SAP Center on Wednesday. Blichfeld received a match penalty at 8:08. MacKinnon left the game.

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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