Kings’ Lizotte suspended 1 game for cross-check


Los Angeles Kings forward Blake Lizotte got a one-game suspension from the NHL on Sunday for cross-checking Winnipeg Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey

Lizotte had a hearing with the league’s Department of Player Safety previously Sunday. The suspension implies he is disqualified to play in Sunday night’s house video game versus the St. Louis Blues

He was examined a five-minute significant and a match charge after striking Morrissey in the confront with 5: 50 left in the 2nd duration of the Kings’ 4-1 house success Saturday.

Morrissey informed press reporters that he got numerous stitches on his chin.

” My response is it harms a lot and I required to leave the ice. It was a reckless play. I believed we were going to [battle] and I took a cross-check to the chin. It might have been my teeth, so fortunately not,” Morrissey stated.

Lizotte, 25, has actually taped career-high overalls in helps (20), points (30) and charge minutes (54) in 72 video games this season. His 10 objectives match an individual finest, embeded in 2021-22

Lizotte has actually amounted to 87 points (29 objectives, 58 helps) in 249 profession video games with the Kings.

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