Los Angeles Kings winger Tanner Pearson will have a hearing with the NHL's Department of Player Safety after an illegal check to the head on Edmonton Oilers defenceman Brandon Davidson.

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Pearson received a game misconduct after appearing to hit Davidson's chin with his shoulder halfway through Sunday's game. 

The 24-year-old Pearson scored 15 goals and added 21 assists over 79 games with the Kings in 2015-16, his third with the club. 

Davidson, 25, netted four goals and seven helpers over 51 contests last season with the Oilers, his second year with the club.