The refs didn’t catch it, but video review finally caught up with James van Riemsdyk.
The NHL fined the Flyers winger $5,000 on Friday for his high stick to Kings defenseman Alec Martinez, the maximum allowable amount in accordance with the CBA.
The incident occurred just 1:04 into the game as van Riemsdyk swung his stick after Martinez checked him into the boards. The Kings defenseman missed several shifts before returning later in the first period.
van Riemsdyk wasn’t assessed a penalty on the play.
In fact, the Flyers didn’t commit a single penalty during the entire 65 minutes of regulation and overtime.
As for the Flyers left winger, he has gone nine straight games without committing a penalty.
All player fines go directly to the Players Emergency Assistance Fund.
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