Sabres' Pouliot to have hearing for check to head on Panthers' Yandle

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Buffalo Sabres forward Benoit Pouliot will have a hearing for an illegal check to the head on Florida Panthers defenseman Keith Yandle, the NHL Department of Player Safety announced on Saturday.

The incident in question took place during Friday night's contest after Pouliot caught Yandle with a hit behind the Panthers' goal. There was no penalty called on the play.

Yandle looks to have escaped injury as the 31-year-old remained in the game. As for Pouliot, his club will be back in action Saturday night when they tangle with the Montreal Canadiens.