Wild's Goligoski, Penguins' Rodrigues fined by Department of Player Safety

Minnesota Wild defenceman Alex Goligoski speaks during an NHL hockey press conference. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP)

Minnesota Wild defenceman Alex Goligoski has received a league-maximum $5,000 fine for high-sticking Seattle Kraken forward Jordan Eberle, the NHL's department of player safety announced Sunday.

The department of player safety also announced Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evan Rodrigues was be fined a league-maximum $2,500 for a dangerous trip on Ottawa Senators forward Zach Sanford. At 6:43 of the third period, Rodrigues used his stick to push the back of Sanford's knee area in a net-front scrum, causing him to fall over.

Both plays were not penalized during the game. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

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