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Blues’ Oskar Sundqvist to have hearing for hit on Bruins’ Matt Grzelcyk

Matt Grzelcyk grabbed his head after he was hit by Oskar Sundqvist.Jim Davis /Globe Staff/Globe Staff

St. Louis Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist will have a hearing at 4 p.m. Thursday for his hit on Matt Grzelcyk in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final Wednesday, the NHL Department of Player Safety announced.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said on Thursday that Grzelcyk was in the protocol and day-to-day. He will not travel with the team to St. Louis.

The hit occurred late in the first period, as Grzelcyk went to retrieve the puck along the boards behind his own net. The Bruins defenseman lost his balance as Sundqvist swooped in to make a hit, and his head was slammed into the glass. He immediately grabbed his helmet as he dropped to the ice.


Sundqvist was whistled for boarding on the play and served a two-minute penalty. Grzelcyk did not return to the game and was taken to a hospital to be evaluated.

Cassidy said the decision about whether to insert John Moore or Steven Kampfer into the lineup will be made closer to Saturday’s Game 3.

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