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Danny Briere has hearing on Monday for hit on Nielsen Saturday night

 The Phialdelphia Flyers confirmed that Danny will have a hearing at 10 a.m. Monday with the league for the nasty hit he delivered to Frans Nielsen's head with one minute remaining in the third period--one that is almost certain to earn him a suspension.

Briere, who will have his hearing over the phone rather than in person, was given a five-minute cross-checking major and a game misconduct for the play. 

Daniel Carcillo also ganged up on Nielsen after the initial blow from Briere. Here's his explanation after the game:

"[Nielsen] was talking to Danny and I don't know what they were saying but I knew something was going to happen, so I just went in there and hit him."

Asked if he was taking Briere's place, Carcillo responded:

"Pretty much, yeah. Rather be me than Danny Briere, right?"


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