David Krejci fined $5K for slashing New York Islanders’ Mathew Barzal

May 4, 2021; Newark, New Jersey, USA; Boston Bruins center David Krejci (46) during warm ups before the game against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The NHL Department of Player Safety fined Bruins forward David Krejci $5,000 on Sunday for slashing New York Islanders forward Mathew Barzal during Boston’s 4-1 loss in Game 4 on Saturday night.

The fine is the maximum amount allowed under the NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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Krejci appeared to hit Barzal in the groin with his stick in the second period. He was initially given a major penalty, but after review, it was reduced to a two-minute slashing minor penalty.

Barzal scored the tie-breaking goal in the third period and the Islanders evened the second-round series at two games apiece. Game 5 is Monday night in Boston.

–Field Level Media