February 6, 2013 / 10:35 PM / 5 years ago

Columbus forward Dubinsky fined $10,000 for violent hit

(Reuters) - Columbus Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky was fined the maximum $10,000 for violently checking Los Angeles Kings defenseman Rob Scuderi into the boards, the National Hockey League said on Wednesday.

New York Rangers' Brandon Dubinsky celebrates with goalie Henrik Lundqvist after beating the Ottawa Senators in game 3 of their NHL Eastern Conference quarter-final playoff hockey game in Ottawa April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Blair Gable

Dubinsky, who was assessed a major penalty for boarding and a game misconduct on the play, hit Scuderi from behind and into the boards during the second period of Tuesday’s game.

He picked up 20 penalty minutes in all, including a later penalty for fighting.

Reporting by Larry Fine in New York; Editing by Frank Pingue

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