Blues' Ivan Barbashev will have hearing with NHL for hit to head on Marcus Johansson

Ryan Hannable
June 07, 2019 - 10:14 am

While Blues forward Ivan Barbashev wasn't called for a penalty on a high hit on Marcus Johansson in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final, he may face discipline from the league.

The Department of Player Safety announced Friday that Barbashev will have a hearing Friday for an illegal hit to the head (see below).

It's worth noting of the five players to have a hearing this postseason all have been suspended at least one game.

The series shifts back to St. Louis for Game 6 Sunday night with the Blues leading 3-2.

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