Lightning forward Erne meets with NHL regarding hit

Thursday, 09.19.2013 / 5:05 PM

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.