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Charlie McAvoy indeed will have a chat with the league after his illegal hit to Josh Anderson's head Monday night.

The Bruins defenseman will have a hearing with the NHL's Department of Player Safety to discuss his shot on Anderson in Boston's series-clinching Game 6 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets, TSN's Bob McKenzie confirmed Tuesday.

McAvoy only received a two-minute minor penalty on the play, in which he caught Anderson in the face with a vicious shot during the second period. Anderson was very slow to get up and missed some time but eventually returned to the game.

McAvoy insisted his hit was a "hockey play" and that he had no ill intent, but it's no surprise the league will review the play anyway given how dangerous it looked in real time.

The 21-year-old has never been suspended in his brief NHL career, but it remains to be seen whether that streak will continue as the B's await Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final against the Carolina Hurricanes.

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