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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - MAY 31: Scott Mayfield #24 of the New York Islanders and Jake DeBrusk #74 of the Boston Bruins battle during the third period in Game Two of the Second Round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the TD Garden on May 31, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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.

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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