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Westgarth Has A Meeting Tomorrow With The NHL Dept. Of Safety

via NHL.com,

Carolina Hurricanes forward Kevin Westgarth will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Tuesday morning for a hit on Ottawa Senators forward Mark Borowiecki on Sunday night at PNC Arena.

At 7:55 of the first period, Westgarth hit Borowiecki along the boards. Borowiecki was helped from the ice and did not return to the game.

Westgarth received a two-minute minor for boarding on the play.

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.

Watch the hit below...

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Chris in Hockey Hell's avatar

He should have elbowed the guy in the face instead. That’s totally ok.

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 11/25/13 at 04:17 PM ET

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I don’t understand why you would check someone, or hit them from behind into the boards while they are GETTING UP off the ice. That was completely noob and dirty. Please suspend that punk.

Posted by Pasha1277 on 11/25/13 at 04:29 PM ET

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129 career games played. 9 points scored. Has to problem checking someone headfirst into the boards when they’re already on the ground.

You’re in the NHL, why?

Posted by SK77 on 11/25/13 at 04:34 PM ET

Ajax19's avatar

Kevin Westgarth, professional hockey player.

Posted by Ajax19 on 11/25/13 at 04:42 PM ET

RhymeTimeWingsDings's avatar

@some kid

We can use that logic with Dan Cleary as well

Posted by RhymeTimeWingsDings on 11/25/13 at 05:37 PM ET

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Posted by RhymeTimeWingsDings on 11/25/13 at 04:37 PM ET

Mike Babcock doesn’t have a crush on Kevin Westgarth.

Posted by Garth on 11/25/13 at 05:47 PM ET

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We can use that logic with Dan Cleary as well

Posted by RhymeTimeWingsDings on 11/25/13 at 04:37 PM ET

Shockingly (I know, because I just looked it up) Cleary has 51 points over the last 147 games.

Plus I can’t remember the last time he laid a hard check on someone.

Posted by SK77 on 11/25/13 at 06:29 PM ET

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Plus I can’t remember the last time he laid a hard check on someone.

The only hard checks I can recall are the one’s he’s laid on the ice when he’s fallen down inexplicably with no one touching him.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 11/25/13 at 06:39 PM ET

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The only hard checks I can recall are the one’s he’s laid on the ice when he’s fallen down inexplicably with no one touching him.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 11/25/13 at 05:39 PM ET

And then there are the paychecks he cashes each week that are extra hard on us fans.

Posted by SK77 on 11/25/13 at 07:06 PM ET

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