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The Department of Player Safety gives Trouba a laughable punishment for stick swinging incident


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Sam Hutch
November 26, 2023  (8:16)
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The National Hockey League and the Department of Player Safety are supposed to protect players, that is part of their responsibility and it should be paramount, but that fact is, it's anything but.

In yesterdays game that saw the New York Rangers go up against the Boston Bruins, New York defender Jacob Trouba took a baseball style swing at Trent Frederic's head and it didn't take long for the Department of Player Safety to hand out a lacklustre punishment; take a look.
NY Rangers' Jacob Trouba has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for High-sticking Boston's Trent Frederic.

Trouba gets away with a lot, like to truck people while walking that fine line, but this is clearly an intentional stick swing to the head. Somehow Frederic stays on his feet and isn't injured, but the intent was there and it was as clear as day.
If the DoPS actually cared about safety at all, that's worth at least a couple of games. The fact is they don't care about the action only the result and as long as that's the case you're going to keep seeing things like this.
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The Department of Player Safety gives Trouba a laughable punishment for stick swinging incident

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