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Matt Barzal Fined For A Cross-Check

NEW YORK (June 22, 2021) – New York Islanders forward Mathew Barzal has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for cross-checking Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Jan Rutta during Game 5 of the teams’ Semifinals series in Tampa on Monday, June 21, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 20:00 of the second period. Barzal was assessed a major penalty for cross-checking and a game misconduct.

The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.


Watch the incident below.

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Rumbear's avatar

Crosscheck with stick to the face/head: $5K. Got it…..

Tom Wilson remains unavailable for comment!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, sing along The YzerMan Can!...... on 06/22/21 at 04:44 PM ET

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More than adequate

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 06/22/21 at 05:26 PM ET

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2 games suspension would be adequate.

Posted by wings8 on 06/22/21 at 08:09 PM ET

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I disagree

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 06/22/21 at 09:30 PM ET

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I think this was appropriate. I don’t see it as a deliberate hit to the head.

Posted by evileye on 06/23/21 at 11:08 AM ET

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