NHL fines Wild forward Kaprizov $5,000 for roughing Kings defenseman
The NHL slapped Minnesota Wild forward Kirill Kaprizov with a $5,000 fine on Wednesday for roughing Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty.
The $5,000 fine is the maximum amount allowable under the league’s collective bargaining agreement, according to the NHL Department of Player Safety.
Kaprizov’s crosscheck to Doughty’s jaw came with 5:12 remaining in the second period of Tuesday’s game in Los Angeles and resulted in a match penalty. Video of the incident appears to show one of Doughty’s teeth flying from the impact.
Los Angeles ended up winning the game 1-0 on a goal from Gabe Vilardi in the third period.