The verdict is in for Ben Chiarot's head butt on Colton

Published May 18, 2022 at 1:11 PM
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The second round of the National Hockey League playoffs is officially underway and we've already seen a lot of intensity.

Some have even gone overboard.

This is the case of defenseman Ben Chiarot, former Montreal Canadiens and now with the Florida Panthers.

Last night, in Game 1 of the second round series between the Lightning and Panthers, Chiarot took out his frustration on Ross Colton.


Watch the clip here:


Many were calling for a suspension, such as the one handed out to Darnell Nurse of the Oilers.

The verdict just came in:

"Ben Chiarot was fined $5,000, the maximum allowed under the CBA, for headbutting Tampa Bay's Ross Colton." - NHL Department of Player Safety

So Chiarot avoids suspension, unlike Nurse.

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The verdict is in for Ben Chiarot's head butt on Colton

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