Vancouver Canucks forward Micheal Ferland and Minnesota Wild forward Luke Kunin are lighter in the wallet following their actions during the opener of their Western Conference qualifying series.
Ferland received a $5,000 fine for spearing and Kunin was docked $1,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced Monday.
Ferland’s fine is the maximum allowable under the league’s collective bargaining agreement.
The 28-year-old Ferland was assessed a minor penalty for slashing at 9:18 of the third period in Minnesota’s 3-0 victory over Vancouver on Sunday in Edmonton. The sequence began after Ferland’s stick was grabbed by a member of the Wild’s bench, prompting the forward to respond with a spear to Minnesota forward Ryan Hartman.
This is the first time Ferland has received supplemental discipline from the NHL during his six-year career.
Kunin’s fine was a result of him holding the stick of Ferland.
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