Tampa Bay Lightning's Vladislav Namestnikov (90) and Boston Bruins' Zac Rinaldo (36) battle for the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016. The Lightning won 4-1. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Michael Dwyer

The NHL's Department of Player Safety has announced that Boston Bruins forward Zac Rinaldo will have a hearing on Tuesday after his check to the head of Tampa Bay center Cedric Paquette.

February 29, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL's Department of Player Safety has announced that Boston Bruins forward Zac Rinaldo will have a hearing on Tuesday to determine whether he faces further disciplinary action for his check to the head of Tampa Bay center Cedric Paquette.

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Rinaldo was issued a minor penalty for an illegal check to the head in the first period of 4-1 loss at Boston on Sunday.

Paquette was playing the puck in his own corner, when Rinaldo caught him with a high hit that caught him across the right side of his head. Paquette left the game before returning to action.

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