NEW YORK (Sept. 27, 2021) – Washington Capitals defenseman Dylan McIlrath has been suspended for two preseason games and two regular-season games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Boston Bruins forward Steven Fogarty during NHL Preseason Game No. 4 in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, Sept. 26, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.
The incident occurred at 0:32 of the third period. McIlrath was assessed a match penalty for illegal check to the head.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, McIlrath will forfeit $7,500.00. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
For a full explanation of the decision, complete with video, please click on the following link: https://www.nhl.com/video/t-277440360/c-9036396.