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BREAKING: Edmonton Star Handed Out Maximum Fine For Dirty Play

Published November 14, 2023 at 3:03 PM
BY DAWSON MCKENZIE
In breaking news, Leon Draisaitl has been punished for his dirty cross-check during the Oilers-Islanders game.

NHL Fines Leon Draisaitl For Dirty Play Against Islanders



During the Oilers-Islanders game, Leon Draisaitl took his frustration out on Bo Horvat, giving him a dirty crosscheck to the back of the knee, which caused Horvat to fold to the ice. The play was caught on video, and Draisaitl received a tripping minor on the play.

Now, the Department of Player Safety has announced that Draisaitl has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for the play.


Edmonton's Leon Draisaitl has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for a dangerous trip on NY Islanders' Bo Horvat.


Leon Draisaitl has been fined $5,000 for tripping Bo Horvat.


The play was clearly unnecessary, as Draisaitl goes in for a crosscheck that is either intended to trip Horvat or injure him.

The play was just one small part of Draisaitl's 4-point performance in the Oilers' first win under their new head coach.
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