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Player Safety officially rules on Jacob Trouba's violent elbow on Evan Rodrigues


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Mike Armenti
May 27, 2024  (12:58)
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The NHL's Department of Player Safety has officially ruled on New York Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba's elbow to the head of Panthers forward Evan Rodrigues.

During yesterday's Game 3 matchup in the Eastern Conference Finals, Trouba saw an opportunity to try to separate Rodrigues from the puck in the defensive zone. He took it, but not by means of a legal check. Instead, Trouba drilled Rodrigues with a stiff elbow to the face. Now, his wallet is $5,000 lighter after today's fine from Player Safety head, George Parros.
Rodrigues was clearly shaken up on the play leaving the game for a brief time, but ultimately, he was well enough to return and finish out the game.
For Trouba, it marks another questionable play in a long line of questionable plays dating back several seasons. Of course, we're all waiting for a time when Player Safety really holds him accountable for his actions, but in this case, I suppose a fine is better than nothing at all.
Trouba was issued a 2-minute minor penalty on the play when a 5-minute major and a game misconduct was surely warranted.
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Player Safety officially rules on Jacob Trouba's violent elbow on Evan Rodrigues

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