Canadiens’ Paul Byron to have hearing for hit on Panthers’ MacKenzie Weegar

MacKenzie Weegar would be slow to get up after this high hit by Paul Byron.

Montreal Canadiens forward Paul Byron will have a hearing Wednesday for a charging play on Florida Panthers defenceman MacKenzie Weegar.

Byron was given a two-minute charging penalty early in the second period after he jumped into a hit on Weegar while forechecking behind the Panthers’ net. Weegar’s helmet came off and he was slow to get up after the hit.

He left the game and didn’t return with what the Panthers called an upper-body injury.

Byron picked up an assist against the Panthers and now has 10 goals and 18 points in 34 games for the Canadiens. Weegar has one goal and seven points in 42 games with the Panthers. This is his second full season in the NHL.

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