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Canucks' Virtanen to have hearing for hit on Sharks' Polak

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Jake Virtanen has some explaining to do.

The Vancouver Canucks forward will have a hearing Wednesday for his hit on San Jose Sharks defenseman Roman Polak on Tuesday night.

Virtanen admitted after the game that the hit came "a little bit late" but said he was "just back-checking," and that the hit was shoulder-to-shoulder as opposed to a headshot.

The 19-year-old has never received supplemental discipline.

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