Canucks' Erik Gudbranson to have hearing with NHL Department of Player Safety
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NEW YORK — Vancouver Canucks defenceman Erik Gudbranson will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Friday after a boarding major against the Boston Bruins.
The department tweeted about the hearing early Friday morning.
Gudbranson hit Bruins forward Frank Vatrano from behind at 6:13 of the first period during their game on Thursday night.
The Canucks blueliner also received a game misconduct and a fighting major after being challenged by Boston's Tim Schaller following the hit.
The Bruins capitalized on the man advantage, scoring three power-play goals for a 4-1 lead after the first period.
Boston won the game 6-3.