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.