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BREAKING: Eric Gryba to have Disciplinary Hearing with NHL

The Senators defenseman will have to plead his case to the NHL at noon Friday via telephone, according to several sources, after his open-ice hit on the Canadiens' Lars Eller.

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There is a question as to whether Eric Gryba's hit on Lars Eller was legal, given there may have been direct contact to the head. As Canadiens Head Coach Michel Therrien predicted, the league will take a look and speak to the Senators defenseman.

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The league will have to make a decision quickly, as the Canadiens and Senators play Game 2 Friday at 7 p.m. at the Bell Centre. More to come as this story develops.