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Panthers' Kulikov to have hearing for illegal check to the head on Bolts' Sheary

Dmitry Kulikov Florida Panthers Dmitry Kulikov - The Canadian Press

Florida Panthers defenceman Dmitry Kulikov will have a hearing Monday for an illegal check to the head on Tampa Bay Lightning forward Conor Sheary

Early in the second period of Saturday's game between the two teams, Kulikov skated in and caught Sheary in the head in front of the Lightning crease. He was given a five-minute major and a match penalty as Tampa Bay won 5-3.

Kulikov, 33, has 16 assists in 64 games this season with the Panthers, his eighth with the team.

Drafted 14th overall by Florida at the 2009 NHL Draft, Kulikov has also had NHL stints with the Buffalo Sabres, Winnipeg Jets, New Jersey Devils, Edmonton Oilers, Minnesota Wild, Anaheim Ducks and Pittsburgh Penguins before returning to the Panthers this season.