Wilson fined $5K for igniting skirmish vs. Rangers

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Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson has been fined $5,000 for his role in Monday's skirmish versus the New York Rangers, the NHL's Department of Player Safety announced.

The fine is the maximum allowable amount under the collective bargaining agreement, and stems specifically from punching Rangers forward Pavel Buchnevich. Player safety did not view the ensuing slam on superstar Artemi Panarin as suspendable, per ESPN's Emily Kaplan.

Wilson was given four minutes for roughing and a 10-minute misconduct.

Panarin left the game with a lower-body injury and is reportedly likely to miss the remainder of the Rangers' season. He and Buchnevich both received roughing minors on the play.

The Rangers were predictably incensed by Wilson's actions after the game.

Head coach David Quinn said Wilson "crossed the line" by almost seriously injuring a star player, while Mika Zibanjead said the Capitals forward has "zero respect."

Wilson has been suspended five times in his career, most recently in March when he received a seven-game ban for boarding Boston Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo.

The Capitals and Rangers face off again Wednesday.

Wilson fined $5K for igniting skirmish vs. Rangers
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