On Tuesday, the NHL announced that Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane has been fined $5,000 for slashing Anaheim forward Nick Ritchie. Here’s a video of the incident:
Patrick Kane and Nick Ritchie exchange pleasantries. pic.twitter.com/uG9PUpFZb6
— Chris Oddo (@TheFanChild) November 28, 2017
Ritchie was not disciplined by the NHL for his clear slash of Kane that led to the Hawks forward taking a lumberjack-caliber hack at the Ducks’ forward.
Ritchie, of course, is the same piece of hot garbage who ended Michal Rozsival’s career with a sucker punch earlier this year. He was suspended for two games for being a piece of shit back in April.
The fine of $5,000 is the maximum allowable under the current CBA. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.