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Evander Kane to have hearing for actions in Sharks game

Forward facing discipline for elbowing Jets defenseman Pionk @NHLdotcom

Evander Kane will have a hearing with NHL Department of Player Safety on Saturday.

The San Jose Sharks forward is facing discipline for elbowing Winnipeg Jets defenseman Neal Pionk on Friday.

The incident occurred with 6:58 remaining in the third period of the Sharks' 3-2 win at Bell MTS Place. Kane received a minor penalty for elbowing with 6:43 remaining. Pionk completed the game.

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

Kane this season was fined $5,000 for elbowing Washington Capitals defenseman Radko Gudas on Dec. 3 and was suspended three games for physical abuse of officials in a preseason game on Oct. 1.

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