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Lightning forward Erne meets with NHL regarding hit

Thursday, 09.19.2013 / 5:05 PM / News


Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Adam Erne had a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Thursday for an an incident during a preseason game against the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night at Amway Center in Orlando, Fla.

At 6:54 of the first period, Erne was assessed a minor penalty for an illegal check to the head for a hit on St. Louis forward Vladimir Sobotka.

Sobotka left the game and did not return.

The following grounds are being considered for supplemental discipline: illegal check to the head. However, the Department of Player Safety retains the right to make adjustments to the infraction upon review.

Tampa Bay won the game, 4-3, in a shootout.

Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.

— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild