The NHL’s Department of Player Safety ordered a $5,000 fine against Capitals’ star Tom Wilson over his violent conduct against rival players during a Monday night game.
Wilson went wild when he body-slammed Rangers’ Artemi Panarin and pulled him to the ground.
Later on, Wilson blew Pavel Buchnevich’s head after a failed attempt to score.
Panarin left the game after sustaining injuries amid the brawl. He is expected to miss the last three games of the season.
“We all saw it. There are lines that can’t be crossed in this game,” Rangers Coach David Quinn said.
“You got one of the star players in this league now that could have gotten seriously, seriously hurt in that incident.”
He continued: “You all saw what happened and it happens time and time again with him. Totally unnecessary.”
Rangers player Mika Zibanejad echoed the same feelings: “I don’t honestly know where to start, it’s just horrible. Zero respect. I don’t know why I’m surprised, but yeah, just horrible.”
The incident is yet another brawl involving Wilson who had been suspended for the fifth time in his career earlier this season.