Drew Doughty to have hearing for illegal check to head on Carrier (Video)

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Uh oh! It sounds like Kings defenseman Drew Doughty is in some hot water for his actions in LA’s Game 1 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday.

Doughty will have a hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety for an illegal check to the head of Golden Knights forward William Carrier.

[NBC’s Stanley Cup Playoff Hub]

Carrier went to the locker room momentarily, but he did manage to return to the game rather quickly.

“I thought it was a bad hit, but it wasn’t for me to decide,” said Golden Knights head coach Gerard Gallant. “The ref didn’t think it was a penalty.”

The two players seemed to be going at it quite a bit throughout the course of the game, but both teams played some pretty heavy hockey in Game 1.

It’ll be interesting to see if the league decides to sit a superstar like Doughty for at least one game, or if they’ll just hand him a maximum fine.

Joey Alfieri is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @joeyalfieri.