The NHL Department of Play Safety announced a fine for Dallas Stars forward Ty Dellandrea in response to his interference with New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin in yesterday afternoon’s game. Dellandrea was fined $2,333.33, the maximum allowable under the CBA
The incident happened towards the end of the first period, as the Rangers moved the puck out from behind the net, Dellandrea cut in front of the net, ultimately leading to his right leg sweeping out Shesterkin’s left leg. Shesterkin was brought down and was slow to get up, but did stay in the game. Dellandrea was assessed a two minute penalty for the hit on Shesterkin, as well as an additional two minutes for roughing, for which an identical penalty was called on Rangers forward Artemi Panarin.
It appears Shesterkin has avoided injury, allowing the Rangers to breathe a sigh of relief in regards to their Vezina Trophy winning netminder. Dellandrea, 22, was playing in just his 36th career NHL game, though in his third season in the Stars organization. Thankfully for Dellandrea and Dallas, the player was able to avoid suspension, but this fine will go on his record for future consideration should he have to face discipline again.