By: Mark Allred ( @BlackAndGold277 )
The NHL’s Player Safety board has fined Detroit Red Wings forward Steve Ott for his actions during last night 1-0 loss to the Boston Bruins from Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan.
Detroit’s Steve Ott has been fined $2,222.22, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for spearing Boston’s Zdeno Chara.
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) October 30, 2016
Red Wings forward Steve Ott has been fined $2,222.22, the maximum allowable under CBA, for spearing Zdeno Chara. #Bruins
— Nicholas W. Goss (@NickGossNESN) October 30, 2016
The incident happened in the first period in what’s being called a “rather unpleasant spot” which resulted in both players exchanging pleasantries resulting in both players matching unsportsmanlike conduct penalties.
Matching penalties for Zdeno Chara & Steve Ott that all started w/some pretty cheap stickwork from Ott that went uncalled. No surprise there
— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) October 29, 2016
Zdeno Chara notttttt too happy with Steve Ott, who unintentionally/intentionally(?) speared him on the opening shift…
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) October 29, 2016
Steve Ott goes right for the ol’ schnutts. pic.twitter.com/W6oi0e7hyf
— Ky.L. Stine (@KyleWIIM) October 29, 2016