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Lightning's Nesterov to have Player Safety hearing

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Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Nikita Nesterov have a hearing Friday with the NHL Department of Player Safety for a hit on Dallas Stars forward Curtis McKenzie during a game Thursday at Amalie Arena in Tampa.

Nesterov received a major penalty for checking from behind and a game misconduct for the hit at 15:56 of the second period. McKenzie left the game with a lower-body injury and did not return.

The following grounds are being considered for supplemental discipline: boarding and checking from behind.

Dallas won the game 5-3.

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