Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown received a five-minute major and game misconduct for kneeing San Jose Sharks rookie Tomas Hertl on Thursday.
Updated with video:
Update (12:35 a.m. ET): Sources including CSNBayArea.com’s Kevin Kurz report that Hertl won’t return.
Brown, 29, has delivered his fair share of controversial hits. He has one suspension (two games in April) on his record.
Hertl, 20, was helped to the Sharks dressing room following the collision. It’s unclear at this moment how serious this issue may be.