Alex Ovechkin fined $5K for spearing Trent Frederic

Mar 3, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) squirts a bottle before their game against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Capitals star captain Alex Ovechkin was fined $5,000 for spearing Boston Bruins forward Trent Frederic in the groin on Wednesday night.

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The NHL on Thursday announced the fine, the maximum allowed under the collective bargaining agreement.

The incident happened with 5:30 remaining in the third period of the Capitals’ 2-1 shootout victory. Ovechkin responded to a shove from Frederic with a stick to his groin, earning a minor penalty for slashing. Frederic was also sent off for cross-checking.

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Ovechkin, 35, has 17 points (seven goals, 10 assists) on the season.

–Field Level Media