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Video: Leafs’ Ashton to have hearing for boarding Smith


Toronto forward Carter Ashton will have a disciplinary hearing on Friday for his hit from behind on Calgary’s Derek Smith on Tuesday, the NHL has announced.

Here’s the hit in question:

Ashton, 22, was given a minor boarding penalty on the play and also received a five-minute major for fighting Calgary’s Shane O’Brien.

As for Smith, he missed no time following the hit and returned to the contest, logging nearly 10 minutes total.