Boston’s Brad Marchand has escaped suspension for a dangerous trip he delivered against Detroit’s Niklas Kronwall Tuesday, but he will be hit in the pocketbook.
The NHL announced Marchand has been fined $10,000, which is the maximum allowed under the CBA for the repeat offender.
The play occurred midway through the first period of Tuesday’s game against Detroit and happened away from the play (view it at the top). The trip went unnoticed by the officials so Marchand was not penalized on the play. Kronwall stayed in the game.
Marchand has been fined or suspended for slew footing on two different occasions. He was fined $2,500 during the 2011-12 season for his slew foot on former Penguins defenceman Matt Niskanen, and was suspended two games during the 2014-15 season for doing the same to then-Rangers forward Derick Brassard.
Marchand is set to be a part of the NHL All-Star Game in Los Angeles this weekend. He has 19 goals and 47 points in 51 games.