The Pittsburgh Penguins will have Jared McCann available for their third game of the season on Sunday against the Washington Capitals, but McCann’s wallet took a significant hit on Saturday.
McCann had a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety after elbowing Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Travis Sanheim at 14:40 of the second period on Friday night. The penalty offset the Penguins power play in their 5-2 loss to Philadelphia.
The $10,000 fine is the maximum allowable fine under the current CBA agreement. The DoPS announced the decision via Twitter just before 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Sanheim finished the game and played more than 20 minutes. Jared McCann has two assists in two games this season.
As a matter of precaution, the Pittsburgh Penguins included rookie Drew O’Connor in the maid practice group on Saturday morning. O’Connor is on the taxi squad and participated in the primary practice group throughout training camp.