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Chicago Blackhawks’ Brett Connolly to have hearing with NHL

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NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at Dallas Stars
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Blackhawks forward Brett Connolly will have a hearing with the NHL on Sunday for interference on Dallas Stars forward Tanner Kero.

Connolly was assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct for his hit on Kero, who left the ice on a stretcher during Saturday’s game. Kero was attempting to play the puck along the boards during the first period of the Stars’ 4-3 overtime win in Dallas.

Connolly, 29, has yet to record a point in two games this season. He has 194 points (101 goals, 93 assists) in 529 career games with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Boston Bruins, Washington Capitals, Florida Panthers and Blackhawks.

Connolly was selected by the Lightning with the sixth overall pick of the 2010 NHL Draft.

–Field Level Media