Defensemen Alexander Romanov fined $5000 for charging Trocheck

Yesterday in the NHL preseason match where the New York Islanders clashed with the New York Rangers. Defenseman Alexander Romanov was fined a petty amount of $5000 for charging Trocheck.

The penalty was maximum allowable under the system of collective bargaining agreement.

As per NHL rulebook, charging is defined as when a player jumps, skates or charges into an opponent and creates a violent check. 

Romanov leaped off the ice with both his skates to launch himself into Trocheck. This jumping motion made NHL to fine him.

In this match The Islanders won the game by 3-1.

Mr. Romanov was given 2 minutes for his act of charging and Jimmy Vesey was also given a 2 minutes roughing penalty.

Fans will see the Islanders open their regular season on Thursday against the Florida Panthers.

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