Buffalo Sabres defenceman Bowen Byram.
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Buffalo's Bowen Byram fined by NHL Department of Player Safety

Published March 28, 2024 at 11:12
BY COOPER GODIN

Buffalo Sabres defenceman Bowen Byram's wallet will be a little bit lighter on Thursday after receiving a fine from the NHL's Department of Player Safety.

In a post on social media on Thursday morning, the NHL's Department of Player Safety announced that they've fined Buffalo Sabres defenceman Bowen Byram $5,000 for interference on Ottawa Senators forward Angus Crookshank.

"Buffalo's Bowen Byram has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for interference on Ottawa's Angus Crookshank." NHL Player Safety said.



The incident occurred during the first period of Wednesday game between Buffalo and Ottawa, with the Senators up by a score of 4-0. While in the Sabres' zone, Crookshank dropped the puck back to the point for Jakob Chychrun and just seconds later, without anticipating it coming, Bowen Byram comes in and makes contact with the Senators forward, who fell to the ice, landing on his shoulder.

Crookshank would be shaken up following the hit, but would eventually get to his feet on his own and skate back to the Senators' bench. Meanwhile, Byram received a two-minute minor on the play for interference and a minute after stepping out of the penalty box, went right back in after slashing Mark Kastelic.


Byram, 22, was acquired by the Buffalo Sabres ahead of the trade deadline from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for forward Casey Mittelstadt. In ten games for Buffalo, Byram has six points (three goals, three assists), four penalty minutes and has an even-rating.
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