Soucy and Zadorov cross checking McDavid at the end of game 3.
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NHL Player Safety makes announcement on Zadorov's & Soucy's punishment

Published May 13, 2024 at 12:58
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Vancouver Canucks defenseman Nikita Zadorov has also landed himself in hot water during Game 3 vs. The Edmonton Oilers.

In an official announcement, by the NHL's Department of Player Safety Nikita Zadorov will be fined the maximum fine of $5,000 for his role in the same incident that Carson Soucy will be facing a suspension for.

Vancouver's Nikita Zadorov has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for cross-checking Edmonton's Connor McDavid.




Zadorov and Soucy were both involved in an intense altercation with Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid at the end of Game 3, during this altercation both Canucks player would deliver a cross-check to McDavid at the exact same time. Zadorov came up behind McDavid and cross-checked him hard in the back causing him to fall forward, as McDavid fell forward Soucy then delivered a cross-check that happened to land right on his face.





While Soucy will more than likely be suspended as Chris Johnston confirmed he will have a hearing over the phone. However the fine will also negatively impact Zadorov who will now have to be very careful during the rest of these Stanley Cup playoffs.

Carson Soucy will have a phone hearing with
@NHLPlayerSafety
for cross-checking Connor McDavid at the end of Game 3.


The fine means that he will be viewed as a repeat offender by Player Safety should he draw their attention again during these playoffs
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