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Wild's Scandella faces Player Safety hearing

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Minnesota Wild defenseman Marco Scandella will have a hearing Wednesday night with the NHL Department of Player Safety for an illegal check to the head of New York Islanders forward Brock Nelson during a game Tuesday at Xcel Energy Center.

Nelson was pursuing a puck in the Minnesota zone when Scandella hit Nelson at 17:32 of the third period. Scandella was assessed a minor penalty for an illegal check to the head. Nelson remained in the game.

The Wild won the game 5-4.

The following grounds are being considered for supplemental discipline: 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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