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Maple Leafs' Komarov to have Player Safety hearing

Incident with Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh being reviewed

by @NHL

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Leo Komarov will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Friday for an incident with New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh during a game Thursday at Air Canada Centre.

The incident occurred at 18:58 of the first period. Komarov was assessed a match penalty for an illegal check to the head. McDonagh remained on the Rangers bench for the rest of the first period but did not return to the game.

New York won 4-2.

The following grounds are being considered for supplemental discipline: elbowing/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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