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David Backes to have a hearing with Player Safety

Looks like he's in a bit of trouble...

NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Boston Bruins Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

It looks like the league is taking issue with that hit David Backes threw on Frans Nielsen after all.

This appears to be a phone hearing, meaning five games or under.

My guess would be either a single game or a fine.

The interesting thing is that the league considers this worth punishment, but didn't think the same about the hit Nick Ritchie put on Backes several weeks back.

Here's last night's, in case you missed it.