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Flames’ Nikita Zadorov to have player safety hearing

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May 3, 2022; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames defenseman Nikita Zadorov (16) skates with the puck against the Dallas Stars during the second period in game one of the first round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

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

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

Glendening left the game and didn’t return following the incident, which occurred at 3:50 of the second period of the game in Dallas.

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

On the season, the 27-year-old Zadorov had 22 points (four goals, 18 assists) in 74 games. He has two assists in the six games of the playoff series.

Glendening, 33, had 16 points (nine goals, seven assists) and skated in all 82 games this season. He has not scored in this series.

–Field Level Media