MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 18: Christian Salem and Christian Petracca of the Demons celebrate winning the round five AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Melbourne Demons at Melbourne Cricket Ground on April 18, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Melbourne's Christian Salem has been charged with striking by the AFL's Match Review Officer.

The incident in question involved Collingwood's Harvey Harrison during the fourth quarter of Monday's King's Birthday Clash.

The MRO graded the incident as careless conduct, medium impact and body contact, resulting in a financial sanction of $5000 for Salem.

The Round 13 offence is the second of its kind Salem has been charged with in 2023, seeing the Demons defender able to accept a $3000 fine with an early guilty plea.

Having avoided a suspension, Salem will be free to play following Melbourne's Round 14 bye when the Demons play Geelong on Thursday, June 22.

No other charges were handed down from Monday's action.