Habs’ Emelin to have hearing for hit on Gionta

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Montreal Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin will have a hearing Saturday for his hit on Sabres’ forward Brian Gionta Friday night.

Emelin received a minor penalty for an illegal check to the head on this play:

According to TVA’s Renaud Lavoie, Emelin’s hearing will take place at 1 p.m. ET this afternoon.

Lavoie adds Emelin likely won’t be in Montreal’s lineup tonight when Buffalo visits Montreal.