Brett Connolly Will Have a Hearing For His Hit on Tanner Kero

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Brett Connolly Will Have a Hearing For His Hit on Tanner Kero

Chicago Blackhawks

Unsurprising news this morning for the Blackhawks as Brett Connolly will have a hearing today with the NHL Department of Player Safety following his hit on Dallas Stars forward Tanner Kero last night.

Connolly laid a hit on Kero up high that knocked Kero out and had to have him carried off the ice on a stretcher. The good news is that Kero was conscious, alert, and responsive on his way to the hospital last night, according to the Stars. Connolly was assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct on the play and was ejected, thus the hearing today.

Connolly is a veteran of 529 NHL games, but has never been assessed a suspension by the league. We will keep updated with what happens in today’s hearing.



Author: Mario Tirabassi

Mario Tirabassi is a writer for Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Mario_Tirabassi.