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Neal to have hearing with NHL on Friday

Updated: November 20, 2009, 1:00 AM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

James Neal will have a hearing with NHL officials on Friday morning in regards to his boarding penalty on Derek Dorsett in the second period, said Stars coach Marc Crawford. Neal hit Dorsett in the back and Dorsett's head hit the glass. He was helped off the ice. Neal was given a 5-minute major penalty and a game misconduct.

"I didn't have any intent to injure him," said Neal, who watched the rest of the game from the dressing room area. "I hope he's OK."

Neal, who is in his ...

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