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Flames’ Nikita Zadorov to have player safety hearing


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Calgary Flames defenseman Nikita Zadorov will have a hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety on Saturday.

The hearing follows Zadorov’s illegal check to head Dallas Stars forward Luke Glendening in the Flames’ Game 6 loss on Friday. No penalty was imposed on the play.

Glendening left the game and did not return following the incident at 3:50 of the second period of the game in Dallas.

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The series is tied at three games apiece. Game 7 is scheduled for Sunday night in Calgary.

During the season, Zadorov, 27, had 22 points (four goals, 18 assists) in 74 games. He has two assists in all six playoff games.

Glendening, 33, has 16 points (nine goals, seven assists) and appeared in all 82 games this season. He did not score in this series.


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