Canucks' Elias Pettersson given maximum fine for slash

20 Jan 2021 / 05:27 H.

    The NHL's Department of Player Safety was quite busy on Tuesday.

    The department announced a $3,987.07 fine for Vancouver Canucks star forward Elias Pettersson following his slash to Sean Monahan of the Calgary Flames during Monday's game. The fine is the maximum allowed for such an infraction under the collective bargaining agreement.

    Pettersson was given a two-minute high-sticking penalty after his slash to Monahan in the Canucks' 5-2 loss to the Flames. The 22-year-old Swede was named as the Calder Memorial Trophy recipient following the 2018-19 season.

    Philadelphia Flyers forward Nicolas Aube-Kubel and Minnesota Wild defenseman Greg Pateryn also were hit in the wallet on Tuesday.

    Aube-Kubel, 24, was fined $4,633.62 for roughing Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin in the Flyers' 6-1 setback on Monday. The fine was the maximum allowed under the CBA for Aube-Kubel, who received a double minor for high-sticking on the play.

    Pateryn was fined $5,000, also the maximum allowed under the CBA, for cross-checking Anaheim Ducks forward Sonny Milano during Monday's 1-0 loss. No penalty was assessed on the play.

    --Field Level Media

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