Boston Bruins left wing Milan Lucic will have a hearing with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan on Monday.
Lucic was ejected from Saturday's 6-0 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers after hitting Zac Rinaldo from behind. He was assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct.
Lucic initially said after the contest that he doesn't expect to get suspended. The Bruins host the Original Six rival Montreal Canadiens on Monday night.
"If I directly hit him from behind, hit him in the numbers, and buried him, I'd be the first one to say I should get a call and expect some repercussions," Lucic said.
"I felt like I made every effort to take him out laterally. There was no numbers, it was all shoulders."