Washington Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny has been fined $2,419.35 for cross-checking Tampa Bay Lightning forward Cedric Paquette during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced Monday.
The amount of the fine is the maximum allowable under the collective bargaining agreement.
Kempny delivered a blow with his stick to Paquette’s face at 6:55 of the third period. He received a minor penalty for cross-checking.
The Capitals lead the series 2-0. Game 3 is Tuesday in Washington.
—Field Level Media