Islanders’ Barzal Fined for Cross-Checking

NEW YORK – 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.