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Wings’ Nyquist waives right to in-person hearing

Ted Kulfan
The Detroit News

Detroit — Gustav Nyquist has waived his right to an in-person hearing regarding his high-sticking incident Sunday toward Minnesota’s Jared Spurgeon.

Nyquist struck Spurgeon’s face, and just missed an eye, as Nyquist retaliated for crosschecks from Spurgeon in the first period.

Nyquist will have a phone hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety Wednesday afternoon.

The league holds the right to suspend Nyquist for a minimum of six games because he was offered the in-person option.

Nyquist was given a four-minute double-minor for high-sticking. Spurgeon left the game briefly but returned by the end of the first period.

ted.kulfan@detroitnews.com

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