The NHL Department of Player Safety has fined Evander Kane $5,000 for elbowing Radko Gudas.
Point of order: Evander Kane did not actually elbow Radko Gudas.
San Jose’s Evander Kane has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for Elbowing Washington’s Radko Gudas.
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) December 4, 2019
From the NHL rulebook:
Rule 45 – Elbowing
45.1 Elbowing – Elbowing shall mean the use of an extended elbow in a manner that may or may not cause injury.
45.2 Minor Penalty – The Referee, at his discretion, may assess a minor penalty, based on the degree of violence, to a player guilty of elbowing an opponent.
45.3 Major Penalty – A major penalty, at the discretion of the Referee, shall be imposed on any player who uses his elbow to foul an opponent. A major penalty must be imposed under this rule for a foul resulting in an injury to the face or head of an opponent (see 45.5).
45.4 Match Penalty – The Referee, at his discretion, may assess a match penalty if, in his judgment, the player attempted to or deliberately injured his opponent by elbowing.
45.5 Game Misconduct Penalty – When a major penalty is imposed under this rule for a foul resulting in an injury to the face or head of an opponent, a game misconduct penalty shall also be imposed.
45.6 Fines and Suspensions – Refer to Rule 23.6 – Fines and Suspensions – Physical Fouls Category. If deemed appropriate, supplementary discipline can be applied by the Commissioner at his discretion (refer to Rule 28).
We do not yet have a status update on Radko Gudas. The Caps play the LA Kings tonight.
From the NHL:
NEW YORK (Dec. 4, 2019) – San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for elbowing Washington Capitals defenseman Radko Gudas during NHL Game No. 433 in San Jose on Tuesday, Dec. 3, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.
The incident occurred at 14:53 of the third period. Kane was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for elbowing.
The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
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