Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara has been fined $5,000 for cross-checking Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher Wednesday night, the league announced Thursday.
During the second period of Boston’s 4-1 victory, Gallagher shoved Chara before taking a forceful hit to the throat from Chara’s stick. The two were immediately separated by officials. Chara, who was assessed a minor penalty for cross-checking, gestured that Gallagher had theatrically snapped his head back.
Gotta say, this doesnt seem like a fun time pic.twitter.com/o0tadhOmxf— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) February 13, 2020
“I don’t know what precipitated,’’ coach Bruce Cassidy said Thursday morning at Warrior Ice Arena.