NEW YORK (Dec. 12, 2011) – Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand has been fined $2,500, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for slew-footing Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Matt Niskanen in NHL Game No. 388 in Pittsburgh on Monday, Dec. 5, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.
The incident occurred at 3:19 of the first period. Marchand was assessed a minor penalty for tripping.
The fine money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
It was a big dream. [Messi] is probably the best athlete out there, so it's a big honor, for [Kuznetzov] as well. It's maybe a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the best player in soccer right now. I'm a big Barcelona fan and Messi fan, so it's huge. You can take [Michael] Jordan, [Mark] Messier, [Wayne] Gretzky, those kinds of [people]. It's an honor to meet. It's nice to be in that position.
— Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin told told Monumental Network after meeting soccer star Lionel Messi prior to Argentina's practice at Fed Ex Field in Landover, Md. on Friday