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Sabres' Scott faces suspension hearing

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Buffalo Sabres left wing John Scott faces a suspension after an in-person hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety for a hit in Wednesday's game against Boston.

In-person hearings are required under the collective bargaining agreement for any suspension that can exceed five games.

Scott received a match penalty for an illegal check to the head of Boston's Loui Eriksson in the third period of Wednesday's 5-2 Bruins victory. He was also given a fighting major for a scuffle with Boston's Adam McQuaid after the play.

Eriksson was helped to the dressing room and did not return to the game. He remained hospitalized overnight in Buffalo for observation.

10/24 11:52:12 ET