John Moore gets in-person hearing for head shot on Erik Haula

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After initial indications that it could be a phone hearing, the NHL's Department of Player Safety announced that John Moore of the New York Rangers has been offered an in-person hearing for his hit on Erik Haula of the Minnesota Wild. 

This usually means Moore will be given a suspension north of five games. 

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Haula was injured on the play and did not return to the game. 

(Chris Kreider, by the way, will not get a hearing for his hit from behind on Jonas Brodin, who wasn't injured on the play.)

For the sake of argument, here's a sorta reverse angle. Did he hit the chest?

It's the second illegal hit to the head Moore's been tagged with in the span of 12 games, after he was suspended two games for a hit on Dale Weise of the Montreal Canadiens during the Eastern Conference Final. 

The Moore hit on Haula? It's a predatory hit that deserves about six games.

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