Senators' Watson to have hearing for interference on Bruins' Ahcan

Ottawa Senators winger Austin Watson skates during warm up before playing the Ottawa Senators in NHL action. (Adrian Wyld/CP)

Ottawa Senators forward Austin Watson will have a hearing on Sunday for interference on Boston Bruins defenceman Jack Ahcan, the NHL's department of player safety announced Saturday.

The play occurred at 8:09 in the first period of Saturday's Senators' 2-0 loss when Watson finished a high hit along the boards, appearing to catch Ahcan in the head a couple seconds after the Bruins defenceman had played the puck from behind his own net. Watson was assessed a minor penalty for interference.

The 30-year-old veteran has three points in 31 games in his second season with the Senators.

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