Another moment of absurdity from the NHL's Department of Player Safety
It must be a day ending in "Y"
The NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced on Tuesday that it has fined Minnesota Wild forward Ryan Hartman $4,427.08 for a high-sticking incident involving Winnipeg Jets forward Cole Perfetti over the weekend.
This is the incident.
It happened just after a face-off in the Minnesota end of the ice, and if that looked like a pretty deliberate act on the part of Hartman, it’s probably because it was.
Perfetti said on Tuesday that Hartman told him during the game that the stick to the face was a direct response to an incident in the two team’s previous matchup when Winnipeg’s Brenden Dillon hit Minnesota’s Kirill Kaprizov with a couple of cross-checks that knocked the Wild star out of the lineup. Perfetti was also wearing a microphone during the game, perfectly capturing Hartman’s claim.
This entire thing is like a disciplinary onion where the more layers you pull back, the worse it all stinks.