The Department of Player Safety announced their punishment for Winnipeg Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey Thursday afternoon, and I promise, you’re going to love it.
Morrissey, as you’ll recall, utilized a WWE move to slam TJ Oshie to the ice. The unpenalized play not only allowed the Jets to ice the game with an empty-net goal, but it also injured and knocked Oshie woozy, a player with a history of concussions.
After having a hearing with the player, DoPS fined Morrissey $8,467.74, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Winnipeg’s Josh Morrissey has been fined $8,467.74, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for unsportsmanlike conduct on Washington’s T.J. Oshie.
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) November 15, 2018
There has been no update on Oshie from the Capitals since last night’s game.
This comes a week after DoPS opted not to fine or suspend Evgeni Malkin for his head shot on Oshie.
The Florida Panthers’ Mike Matheson was also recently suspended two games in October for executing a similar move on Vancouver Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson.
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