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Blues Barbashev To Have Hearing Hit On Bruins Johansson

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UPDATE: Ivan Barbashev has been suspended for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final

The St. Louis Blues could be without the services of forward Ivan Barbashev, as he will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety for his illegal check to the head – that went uncalled when it happened – of Boston Bruins forward Marcus Johansson during a 2-1 victory in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final.

 

The hit occurred midway through the first period after Johansson released a shot on Blues goalie Jordan Binnington, Barbashev skated by him.

 

There were various non-calls that the Bruins were unhappy with but this is will be the one that gets reviewed. Barbashev had three goals and three assists.

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