slashing can be a major penalty but most of the time its not
5 minute major for fighting
5 Minute Major
The NHL punishes fighting with a five-minute major penalty.
· major penalty · man advantage · match penalty · minor penalty · misconduct
It all depends on the penalty. In minor hockey If a player receives a 5 minute major, they are automatically ejected from the game, and someone else will serve that 5 minutes. You can get a M21 which is a 10 minute penalty for harassment of the official. So a major penalty could be 5 minutes or it could be 10. -David
Minor and major penalties will be served by one of the players (for the offending team) that was on the ice at the time of the penalty.
Yes because a player can't leave the box until his time expires during a major penalty.
Violently hit, or slam a player into the boards. If an injury occurs, it is a major penalty. If there is no injury, it is a minor penalty.
If you are in the penalty box, you are playing hockey. Hockey is the only major U.S sport that does not have fouls. When a foul or fight occurs in hockey, you are subjected to the penalty box for a certain amount of time. If you are in a fight in hockey you are allowed to continue to fight until at least one player has hit the ice then it must stop, and once that is over with both players must go to the penalty box.