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BREAKING | Lightning defenseman fined for cheap shot on Andrew Cogliano and the NHL should look into it as it's not a one-time thing

Published February 10, 2023 at 6:37 PM
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The NHL Department of Player Safety has handed down its punishment or in this case lack there of giving Tampa Bay Lightning's defenceman Ian Cole a $5,000 fine for kneeing Colorado Avalanche forward Andrew Cogliano during Thursday night's game from Amalie Arena.

The incident occurred during the first period of the game and no penalty was called on the play. The fine is the largest allowed by the league's collective bargaining agreement. The money will go to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.


The 33-year-old defenceman has quite the reputation for kneeing players back on December 17, 2018 Cole was suspended one game for kneeing New York Islanders forward Brock Nelson.



Back in March 2019, Cole was ejected from a game for kneeing Anaheim Ducks Devin Shore as a member of the Colorado Avalanche.


Cole also kneed Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele on December 8th, 2021 when he was a member of the Carolina Hurricanes.


This has been an unfortunate trend during Cole's career and the NHL needs to do a better job of punishing these players. Knee injuries can end players' careers, we've seen it plenty of times. If something doesn't change more players are going to get hurt.
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BREAKING | Lightning defenseman fined for cheap shot on Andrew Cogliano and the NHL should look into it as it's not a one-time thing

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