Mathew Barzal fined $5,000 for cross-checking, will not be suspended for Game 6

Islanders Mathew Barzal skating tight shot

Islanders Mathew Barzal skating tight shot

Islanders forward Mathew Barzal has actually been fined $5,000 for cross-checking the Lightning’s Jan Rutta throughout Monday’s Video game 5 loss to Tampa Bay.

The fine, which is the optimum permitted by the NHL cumulative bargaining arrangement, implies that Barzal will prevent suspension with the Islanders attempting to ward off removal versus the Lightning at Nassau Coliseum on Wednesday.

Barzal was offered a significant charge and a video game misbehavior at the end of the 2nd duration in Monday’s ultimate 8-0 loss when he got his stick up in the face of Rutta, knocking him to the ice.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.