Maple Leafs’ Engvall to have hearing for high-sticking Kings’ Durzi

Toronto Maple Leafs' Pierre Engvall (centre) celebrates scoring as Los Angeles Kings' Carl Grundstrom skates past during second period NHL hockey action in Toronto, on Thursday, December 8, 2022.(Chris Young/CP)

The NHL’s department of player safety announced that Toronto Maple Leafs forward Pierre Engvall will have a hearing on Friday for high-sticking Los Angeles Kings defenceman Sean Durzi.

Engvall received a match penalty for the incident during Toronto’s 5-0 victory on Thursday night.

The 26-year-old also scored a power-play goal before receiving the penalty and subsequently was ejected from the game.

In 27 games this season, the former seventh-round pick has four goals and seven points — including two goals in Toronto’s last four games.

The Maple Leafs’ next game comes Saturday night when they welcome the Calgary Flames to Toronto.

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