Canes' Westgarth faces NHL hearing over hit

11/25/2013 3:40 PM

11/25/2013 3:41 PM

Canes forward Kevin Westgarth will have a hearing Tuesday with the NHL Department of Player Safety for his hit on defenseman Mark Borowiecki of the Ottawa Senators in Sunday's game.

Westgarth was penalized for boarding after the first-period play, when he hit Borowiecki along the boards in the Ottawa zone. Borowiecki was helped off the ice and did not return to the game.

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