minor penalty


: a 2-minute suspension of a player in ice hockey with no substitute allowed

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Backlund was assessed a minor penalty for elbowing, but did not receive supplemental discipline from the NHL’s Department of Player Safety. Dallas News, 11 May 2022 Rasmussen was assessed a minor penalty for high-sticking midway through the second period in the Red Wings’ 5-1 loss in Boston. Kevin Paul Dupont, BostonGlobe.com, 28 Oct. 2022 The Ducks had a man-advantage at 10:31 when the debuting Jack Studnicka was sent to the box for his second minor penalty of the game on his first shift of the third period. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 20 Oct. 2022 So Sarver received a minor penalty for his actions, and Silver, usually confident and revered among his NBA brethren, was the unpopular messenger forced to explain why a repeat and consistent offender kept his team. Gary Washburn, BostonGlobe.com, 17 Sep. 2022 Kassian had been assessed a minor penalty in the second period. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 12 May 2022 With less than a minute left in the second, Calvin de Haan was issued a two-minute minor penalty for a hit that sent Mason Marchment reeling backward. Phil Thompson, chicagotribune.com, 20 Feb. 2022 With Dowd still serving the double-minor penalty, Marchand — gauze stuffed in his nostrils — sparked the comeback by setting up David Pastrnak for his first goal of the game on a 5-on-3 power play with 1:26 left in the first period. Stephen Whyno, courant.com, 10 Jan. 2022 Landeskog was assessed a minor penalty for boarding with 3:38 left in Colorado’s 4-2 home victory Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams. BostonGlobe.com, 15 Oct. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of minor penalty was in 1925

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“Minor penalty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minor%20penalty. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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