Brad Marchand fined for slew foot
Posted on: December 12, 2011 5:46 pm
Edited on: December 12, 2011 5:48 pm
By: Adam Gretz
A full week after it happened, the NHL announced on Monday afternoon that Bruins forward Brad Marchand has been fined $2,500 for a slew footing incident that took place during Boston's 3-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins last week.
The play, which you can see in the above video, took place as the two players chased the puck behind the Pittsburgh net early in the second period with Marchand kicking Niskanen's legs out from under him. As the play started to go back the other direction, the two players exchanged words for a few seconds before dropping the gloves and taking part in a lengthy fight.
As always needs to be pointed out when a fine is issued, the $2,500 number is the largest fine that the NHL is allowed to hand out.
Marchand was issued a two-minute minor for tripping on the play, as well as the five-minute major for fighting.
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