Wild's Foligno to have hearing for kneeing Jets' Lowry

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Minnesota Wild forward Marcus Foligno will have a hearing for kneeing Winnipeg Jets center Adam Lowry during Tuesday's contest, the NHL's Department of Player Safety announced Wednesday.

The hearing is scheduled for Thursday.

The incident occurred during the third period of Winnipeg's 2-0 win. Foligno appeared to knee the Jets enforcer in the head at the end of a fight during the spirited affair between the Central Division rivals.

The fight was the second of the game between the two players.

Here's an alternate angle showing where Foligno made contact.

Foligno was given an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on top of a fighting major. He said the knee wasn't intentional.

"I saw them complaining about maybe I got a leg in there or something, but that was me just kinda ticked off and trying to get at him," Foligno said, according to The Athletic's Michael Russo. "There was no intent to not throw with your fist or use another body part. ... For me, it was just a heat of the battle."

Foligno is in the midst of a career year with 27 points in 40 games.

Wild's Foligno to have hearing for kneeing Jets' Lowry
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