Russian striker and captain of the Washington Capitals National Hockey League (NHL) club, Alexander Ovechkin, was punished for the incident in the regular season match against the Boston Bruins. According to the press service of the NHL player safety department, the Russian was fined $ 5,000.
All money from this penalty will go to the emergency fund for players. The sanctions against Ovechkin came after he hit the Bears striker Trent Frederick in the groin during a match with Boston. For this, the domestic striker was sent off for two minutes for a chopping blow with a club. It is noteworthy that under the relevant clause of the collective agreement, Ovechkin received the maximum possible punishment.
The match “Boston” – “Washington” ended with the victory of the “Capitals” in shootouts (2: 1). Ovechkin has played 18 matches this season, scoring seven goals and making ten assists.