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Lightning’s Kucherov and Senators’ Smith Both Fined $5,000

The National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced that Nikita Kucherov and Zack Smith are both fined $5,000 for their actions in separate games on Feb 1.

Kucherov was fined for his dangerous trip on New York Islanders defenseman Scott Mayfield. Kucherov was penalized a minor penalty for tripping. The Tampa Bay Lightning ended up winning 1-0 in a shootout.

Smith was fined for elbowing Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Marcus Pettersson. Smith was penalized for a minor penalty for elbowing. The Ottawa Senators loss 5-3 in regulation.

The $5,000 fine is the maximum amount under the collective bargaining agreement. The money goes to the Player’s Emergency Fund.


Featured image by Kathy Willens of AP

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