No hearing scheduled for Clifford after Gerbe hit

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Kings forward Kyle Clifford doesn’t have a disciplinary hearing scheduled after his big check on Carolina’s Nathan Gerbe on Sunday, an NHL spokesman confirmed.

The hit, which occurred midway through the first period of Carolina’s 4-3 victory, forced Gerbe from the contest. During the intermission, the ‘Canes ruled him out entirely with a lower-body injury.

Following the game, head coach Bill Peters had no update on Gerbe’s condition.

Clifford wasn’t penalized for the hit, but did receive a five-minute fighting major after getting into it with ‘Canes forward Brad Malone.

The Kings are back in action tonight, taking on the Panthers in Florida, while the ‘Canes in Philly. Gerbe didn’t travel with the club, and it’s expected Chris Terry will replace him in the lineup against the Flyers.