Calgary Flames rookie Matthew Tkachuk has a hearing Monday with the NHL’s Player Safety Department.

The league disciplinarians are taking a closer look at Tkachuk’s elbow on Los Angeles Kings defenceman Drew Doughty in Sunday’s tight-checking contest at the Saddledome, a 5-2 triumph for the homestanding Flames.

The incident occurred in the final minute of the opening stanza. As Tkachuk waited for a puck to arrive along the end-boards in the offensive zone, he popped the reigning Norris Trophy winner with an elbow to the chops.

Doughty was slow to get up and retreated to the locker-room, but he was back in business for the start of the second.

“He’s a pretty dirty player, that kid. To be a rookie and play like that is a little surprising,” Doughty told LA Kings Insider. “I don’t know exactly what happened because I got hit in the head, but I thought he elbowed me. I can’t tell you for sure, so I’m not going to really say if I think anything should happen, but whatever it was, it hurt pretty bad and it’s going to hurt for a little bit.”

In the other locker-room, Tkachuk told reporters that he was simply trying to prevent Doughty from slipping around him and being able to interrupt the Flames’ cycle.