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Sabres forward Akeson to have Player Safety hearing @NHL

Buffalo Sabres forward Jason Akeson will have a hearing Friday with the NHL Department of Player Safety for a hit on Ottawa Senators forward Colin Greening during a preseason game Wednesday.

Greening was hit by Akeson at approximately 7:49 of the third period. No penalty was assessed on the play. Greening left the game and did not return. Akeson received a five-minute fighting major for an altercation with Travis Ewanyk that occurred after the hit.

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