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Red Wings' Perron to have hearing for cross-checking Sens' Zub

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Detroit Red Wings veteran David Perron will have a hearing for cross-checking Ottawa Senators defenseman Artem Zub during Saturday's tilt, the NHL's Department of Player Safety announced Sunday.

The hearing - which the department is referring to as "in-person" - is scheduled for Monday afternoon over Zoom. Since he was offered an in-person meeting, Perron could face a suspension greater than five games.

The incident occurred Saturday in the first period of Detroit's 5-1 loss following a scary injury to Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin. Perron hit Zub in the head after the Senators blue-liner fell on top of Larkin at the end of the sequence. Referees handed Perron a match penalty for intent to injure.

Zub remained in the game, while Larkin didn't return to the contest.

Perron has amassed seven goals and 13 points in 26 games this campaign, his second season in Detroit. He signed a two-year, $9.5-million contract as a free agent with the Red Wings in July 2022.

The 35-year-old was previously fined $5,000 for cross-checking then-Colorado Avalanche forward Nazem Kadri during the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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