McDonagh fined $5,000 for actions in Lightning game

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NEW YORK – Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for cross-checking Florida Panthers forward Mason Marchment during Game 5 of the teams’ First Round series in Sunrise, Fla., on Monday, May 24, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 7:16 of the first period. McDonagh was assessed a minor penalty for roughing.

The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

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