Thornton to have hearing for check to Nosek's head
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San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton will have a hearing Monday for a hit to the head of Vegas Golden Knights forward Tomas Nosek, the NHL's Department of Player Safety announced Monday.

Thornton checked Nosek up high late in the second period of Game 3 on Sunday.

He was assessed a minor penalty for a hit to the head.

Nosek was able to return to the game and played eight shifts in the third period.

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Thornton to have hearing for check to Nosek's head
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