Buchnevich to have hearing for high-sticking Mantha in face

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New York Rangers forward Pavel Buchnevich will have a hearing for high-sticking Anthony Mantha in the face during Wednesday's heated rematch against the Washington Capitals, the Department of Player Safety announced.

Buchnevich was assessed a game misconduct on the play.

Wednesday's game between the East Division rivals was hotly contested from the start. Three fights erupted at the opening faceoff, and three more came in a penalty-filled first period.

The theatrics were in response to Tom Wilson not being suspended for his role in a skirmish between the two clubs on Monday.

Buchnevich, 26, is in the midst of the best statistical season of his career with 45 points in 53 games.

Regardless of the length of a potential suspension, new Rangers general manager Chris Drury said Buchnevich is out for the remainder of the season, per the New York Post's Mollie Walker.

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