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Arizona's Michael Kesselring cross-checking Tampa Bay's Maxwell Crozier.
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Player Safety announces punishment for Coyotes defenceman following dangerous cross-check

Published January 26, 2024 at 3:25 PM
BY COOPER GODIN
An Arizona Coyotes defenceman's wallet will feel a little lighter on Friday after receiving a fine from the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety.

On Friday, the Department of Player Safety announced that Arizona Coyotes defenceman Michael Kesselring has been fined $2,408.85 for cross-checking Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Maxwell Crozier on Thursday night.

"Arizona's Michael Kesselring has been fined $2,408.85, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for cross-checking Tampa Bay's Maxwell Crozier."

The incident occurred during the third period of last night's game. Kesselring cross-checked Crozier in the back after the Arizona Coyotes scored their third goal of the night.


After the cross-check, a scrum ensued, which saw Crozier get up and drop the mitts with Arizona Coyotes forward Lawson Crouse. Kesselring, however, saw his night come to an end early after receiving four minutes for cross-checking and a ten-minute misconduct.



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Player Safety announces punishment for Coyotes defenceman following dangerous cross-check

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