(a) It shall be the player’s responsibility to maintain clothing and equipment in proper condition. Play shall not be stopped, nor the game delayed, for the purpose of any player or goalkeeper making equipment or clothing adjustments. If adjustments are required, the player shall retire from the ice and be replaced by a substitute.
(b) If it is necessary to adjust or repair any piece of goalkeeper equipment, the goalkeeper is required to retire from the ice and be replaced by a substitute or temporary goalkeeper (see Glossary) immediately.
(c) A minor penalty for delay of game shall be assessed to a player or goalkeeper who delays the game for the purpose of adjusting clothing or equipment.