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NHL to conduct hearing on hit by Coyotes' Rostislav Klesla on Predators Matt Halischuk

The Canadian Press
By: The Canadian Press
May 5, 2012

Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi (59), of Switzerland, is checked by Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Rostislav Klesla (16), of the Czech Republic, in the second period of Game 4 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinal playoff series, Friday, May 4, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mike Strasinger) Author: The Hockey News

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NHL to conduct hearing on hit by Coyotes' Rostislav Klesla on Predators Matt Halischuk

The Canadian Press
By: The Canadian Press
May 5, 2012

GLENDALE, Ariz. - The NHL has scheduled a hearing with Phoenix defenceman Rostislav Klesla regarding his hit on Nashville forward Matt Halischuk in the Coyotes' 1-0 playoff victory on Friday night.

The hearing will conducted by telephone on Sunday afternoon.

Replays showed that Klesla appeared to grab the back of Halischuk's jersey before slamming him into the boards. Nashville coach Barry Trotz called it "a dangerous hit."

Halischuk left the game for a short time but returned. Klesla received a two-minute penalty for boarding.

The Coyotes lead the best-of-seven series 3-1 with Game 5 Monday night in Arizona.

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