LA Kings defenseman Drew Doughty has been suspended for one game for an illegal check to the head of Vegas Golden Knights forward William Carrier during Game 1 of the teams' First Round series in Las Vegas on Wednesday, April 11, the NHL's Department of Player Safety announced today.
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Video: Doughty suspended one game for an illegal check
The incident occurred at 9:59 of the third period of Game 1 at T-Mobile Arena on Wednesday. There was no penalty assessed on the play. Carrier did not return to the game.
"Well hopefully they have me, but i don't know... they're just going to have to go out there and play," Doughty said after the Kings practice at T-Mobile Arena today.
Video: Drew Doughty spoke with the media on 4/12/18
The Golden Knights won 1-0.
Game 2 of the best-of-7 series is at T-Mobile Arena on Friday (7 p.m. PT; Prime Ticket, FOX Sports GO).
The following grounds were 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.
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