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by Paul on 01/03/14 at 09:46 AM ET
Derek MacKenzie of the Blue Jackets made the hit and Ekman-Larsson did not return to the game, Coyotes only announced upper-body injury.
No penalty for the hit but Keith Yandle and MacKenzie did receive five for fighting...
added 9:50am, via NHL.com, MacKenzie will have a hearing tomorrow,
Columbus Blue Jackets forward Derek MacKenzie will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety Friday afternoon for a hit on Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson Thursday night at Jobing.com Arena.
Ekman-Larsson left the game after being driven into the boards by MacKenzie. No penalty was called on the play, but MacKenzie was immediately engaged by Phoenix's Keith Yandle in a fight at 8:52 of the first period.
The Coyotes later announced that Ekman-Larsson would not return to the game with an upper-body injury.
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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