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Oilers' Maroon to have hearing for hit on Doughty

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Edmonton Oilers forward Patrick Maroon will have a hearing Wednesday regarding his interference on Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty in Tuesday's game, the NHL Department of Player Safety announced.

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Maroon received a match penalty in the second period after catching an unsuspecting Doughty with a hit to the head.

The Kings scored three goals on the ensuing five-minute major en route to a 5-0 win. Doughty returned to the game in the third period.

The Oilers are back in action Thursday when they host the Anaheim Ducks.

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