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Kings F Blake Lizotte to have hearing with NHL

Field Level Media
27 Mar 2023, 01:19 GMT+10

Los Angeles Kings forward Blake Lizotte will have a hearing with the NHL on Sunday for cross-checking Winnipeg Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey.

Lizotte was assessed a five-minute major and a match penalty after hitting Morrissey in the face with 5:50 left in the second period of the Kings' 4-1 home victory on Saturday.

Morrissey told reporters that he received multiple stitches on his chin.

"My reaction is it hurts a lot and I needed to get off the ice. It was a careless play. I thought we were going to (fight) and I took a cross-check to the chin. It could have been my teeth, so thankfully not," Morrissey said.

Lizotte, 25, has recorded career-high totals in assists (20), points (30) and penalty minutes (54) in 72 games this season. His 10 goals match a personal best, set in 2021-22.

Lizotte has totaled 87 points (29 goals, 58 assists) in 249 career games with the Kings.

--Field Level Media

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