The refs didn’t catch it, but video review finally caught up with James van Riemsdyk.

The NHL fined the Flyers winger $5,000 on Friday for his high stick to Kings defenseman Alec Martinez, the maximum allowable amount in accordance with the CBA. 

The incident occurred just 1:04 into the game as van Riemsdyk swung his stick after Martinez checked him into the boards. The Kings defenseman missed several shifts before returning later in the first period.