Bruins’ David Krejci fined $5K for “slashing” Islanders’ Mathew Barzal in the family jewels

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Krejci "slashes" Barzal (NBCSN)

The NHL Department of Player Safety fined Bruins forward David Krejci $5,000 on Sunday for slashing New York Islanders forward Mathew Barzal during Boston’s 4-1 loss in Game 4 on Saturday night.

The fine is the maximum amount allowed under the NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement.

David Krejci gets wrist slap for “love tap”

Krejci appeared to hit Barzal in the groin with his stick in the second period. He was initially given a major penalty, but after review, it was reduced to a two-minute slashing minor penalty.

Barzal scored the tie-breaking goal in the third period and the Islanders evened the second-round series at two games apiece. Game 5 is Monday night in Boston.

NHL Release on Krejci slash

NEW YORK –Boston Bruins forward David Krejci been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for slashing New York Islanders forward Mathew Barzal during Game 4 of the teams’ Second Round series in New York on Saturday, June 5, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

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–Field Level Media