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The NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced on Thursday morning that Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was fined $5,000 for spearing forward Trent Frederic in the groin with 5:30 left of the team’s 2-1 shootout win over the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on Wednesday night.
Frederic cross-checked Ovechkin before getting speared. Ovechkin was given a minor penalty for slashing on the play.
Washington’s Alex Ovechkin has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for Spearing Boston’s Trent Frederic.
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) March 4, 2021
The money will go to the Players’ Emergency Assistance fund.
The Capitals and Bruins will face off at TD Garden again on Friday (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington locally, NHL Network nationally).
By Harrison Brown