Charlie McAvoy to have hearing with NHL Department of Player Safety

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As the majority of us expected, Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy will have a hearing with the NHL's Department of Player Safety as a consequence of the hit he laid on Columbus forward Josh Anderson in the second period of the Bruins' Game 6 win last night.

The hit stirred up plenty of discussion and although Anderson was shaken up on the play, he did return to the game in the third period. Now the Bruins await the fate of one of their most important players to start the Eastern Conference Finals against the Carolina Hurricanes.

McAvoy has scored a goal and added five assists in 13 playoff games so far, on top of some really solid three-zone play overall. His potential absence in the lineup due to a suspension would certainly be felt.

It's worth noting that McAvoy doesn't have a history of dirty plays, which could help him avoid a longer suspension than someone with a record.

Charlie McAvoy will have a hearing with @NHLPlayerSafety for his hit on Josh Anderson last night.

— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) May 7, 2019

McAvoy only gets two minutes for this. Wow. pic.twitter.com/5c1XtSetR4

— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) May 7, 2019

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