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.
Unless he really collapses, I don't see him going anywhere. I've been very impressed with his composure and maturity. Once the regular season started, he was a different guy; it was like game on and almost as if he's been around for a long time.
— Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon on rookie defenseman Aaron Ekblad