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Penguins' Letang to have Player Safety hearing

Interference on Capitals' Johansson in Game 3 to be reviewed

by NHL.com @NHL / NHL.com

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Tuesday for interference on Washington Capitals forward Marcus Johansson.

The incident occurred 15:41 into the first period of Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Second Round series in Pittsburgh on Monday when Letang hit Johansson near his chest and head. Johansson left the game but returned for the start of the second period.

Letang received a two-minute penalty for interference.

The Penguins defeated the Capitals 3-2 to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-7 series. Game 4 is Wednesday at Consol Energy Center (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports).

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

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