New York Rangers defense-man John Moore will have a hearing with the league on Wednesday after he sent Montreal Canadians forward Dale Weise's helmet flying with a high hit from the blind side during Game 5.

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New York Rangers defense-man John Moore will have a hearing with the league on Wednesday after he sent Montreal Canadians forward Dale Weise's helmet flying with a high hit from the blind side during Game 5.

Moore was given a match penalty and tossed from the game for the hit in the third period.

A comparison could be made to Brandon Prust's Game 3 hit on New York's Derek Stepan that earned the Montreal forward a two-game suspension, but that hit was a little longer after Stepan released the puck and resulted in a broken jaw.

Prust was suspended for interference, but the league said the Moore hearing would be based on the illegal check to the head rule.

Weise, who was groggy after standing up, was able to return to Tuesday's game.

"He went to the quiet room and saw a doctor and they felt he was good to go," Canadiens coach Michel Therrien told reporters after the game.

Stepan also returned after the Prust hit, and his broken jaw was discovered the next day and announced by the Rangers before the Prust hearing was held.

Moore and Weise had checked the other twice each in the game before the one that drew the league's attention.

"The league will do what it has to do," Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said in his post game news conference. "Johnny's definitely not the type of player to hurt someone, but it was a late hit and it was the right call on the ice."

Prust will be able to return from his suspension in Game 6 in New York on Thursday.

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