NHL Player Safety Hands Out Harsh Punishment To Jordan Binnington

Published February 18, 2024 at 8:44 PM

NHL Player Safety has had their hands full lately, and the latest incident involving St. Louis Blues goalie Jordan Binnington only adds to their workload.

Binnington was hit with the maximum fine of $5,000 under the CBA for high-sticking Nashville Predators Luke Evangelista.

According to the NHL Player Safety announcement, "St. Louis' Jordan Binnington has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for high-sticking Nashville's Luke Evangelista."

The incident, which occurred during the game, sparked controversy. While some argue it wasn't intentional, Binnington's history with such incidents didn't work in his favor. Even though goalies often tap their sticks on the posts, the timing and positioning raised eyebrows.

Given the frustration of letting in five goals, it's understandable that Binnington might have been upset. However, taking it out on Evangelista was not the right move.

Although Binnington received a high-sticking penalty, it came late in the game and didn't result in further consequences due to the timing.

Source: Bladeofsteel
February 18   |   123 answers
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