William Lockwood facing suspension for hit on Marc-Andre Fleury.

Florida's William Lockwood has caught the attention of the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety.

Jonathan Larrivee
Jonathan Larrivee
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William Lockwood facing suspension for hit on Marc-Andre Fleury.

William Lockwood has found himself in the crosshairs of the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety.

According to an official announcement on Saturday, Lockwood will have a disciplinary hearing today with the Department of Player Safety following a hit he delivered to Minnesota Wild goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury on Friday night.

Here is the league's official announcement:

This very likely means that the Florida Panthers' forward will now be facing a suspension for the hit he delivered in last night's game, which is adding up to quite a bit of punishment for Lockwood.

First here's a look at the hit that has landed Lockwood in trouble with the league:

Lockwood would pay a heavy price during the game for his infraction, getting dropped by Brandon Duhaime during the course of the game in retaliation for the hit on Fleury.

A suspension would cost Lockwood both time on the ice as well as actual dollars and we await the NHL's ruling on this matter.

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