Montreal Canadiens forward Cedric Paquette will have a hearing with the NHL on Monday following his boarding penalty on Anaheim Ducks winger Trevor Zegras.
Paquette was assessed a five-minute major penalty and game misconduct on Sunday for his hit on Zegras at 10:17 of the first period of the Canadiens’ 4-2 loss to the Ducks. Zegras took issue with the hit and retaliated against Sonny Milano, earning a roughing minor in the ensuing scrum.
Zegras, 20, missed the remainder of the first period before returning for the second.
Paquette, 28, has yet to record a point in eight games this season. He has 93 points (51 goals, 42 assists) in 432 career games with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Ottawa Senators, Carolina Hurricanes and Canadiens.
–Field Level Media