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Gudbranson of Canucks to have hearing with Player Safety

Defenseman faces discipline from NHL for boarding against Vatrano of Bruins @NHLdotcom

Vancouver Canucks defenseman Erik Gudbranson will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Friday for boarding against Boston Bruins forward Frank Vatrano.

The incident occurred at 6:13 of the first period of the game at TD Garden on Thursday. Gudbranson received a five-minute major penalty for boarding. He also received fighting major and a game misconduct. Vatrano returned later in the game.

The Bruins defeated the Canucks 6-3.

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

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