The NHL Department of Player Safety announced on Tuesday that Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowed under the CBA, for a cross-check against the Islanders’ Scott Mayfield during Game 2 on Monday night. DeBrusk was not penalized on the play.
The cross-check occurred with 6:56 remaining in the third period. DeBrusk and Mayfield got entangled in a dust-up in front of Tuukka Rask, and DeBrusk eventually knocked Mayfield to the ice with a cross-check to the back of the head area. Mayfield eventually got back up as the play continued without a whistle.
Here's the play in question with Jake DeBrusk and Scott Mayfield. DeBrusk eventually gives Mayfield a little too much to the back of the head area. Personally I had a bigger problem with DeBrusk not being ready for Taylor Hall's centering pass. https://t.co/Vvnr0Tgcx2 pic.twitter.com/oyPFd31orx— Matt Dolloff (@mattdolloff) June 1, 2021
According to the NHL, the $5,000 will go to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
Ty Anderson and I touched upon this incident and many other topics during our postgame podcast from Game 2, which you can listen to below.
Game 3 between the Bruins and Islanders takes place Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. at Nassau Coliseum. Get the call of the game on 98.5 The Sports Hub, starting with pregame at 7.
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