Liles caught Kucherov with an elbow to the head late in the first period of a Tuesday night game. There was no penalty called on the play.
Boston’s John-Michael Liles will have a hearing tomorrow for an illegal check to the head on Tampa Bay’s Nikita Kucherov.
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) March 9, 2016
Kucherov was visibly shaken up following the collision but did return to the game in the second period.
The Bruins acquired Liles in deadline day trade with the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for third- and fifth-round picks plus prospect Anthony Camara. The veteran has six goals and 17 points in 69 games this season.