NEW YORK (Dec. 12, 2011) – San Jose Sharks forward Andrew Desjardins has been fined $2,500, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for boarding Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Sami Lepisto in NHL Game No. 434 in Chicago on Sunday, Dec. 11, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.
The incident occurred at 2:12 of the first period. Desjardins was assessed a minor penalty for boarding.
The fine money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund
We don't have any excuses tonight. Excuses are for losers. We've played with five defensemen before and it didn't affect us. We just had a bad second period and it cost us the game. We have to look in the mirror and blame ourselves.
— Bruins coach Claude Julien on his team's play with the loss of defenseman Johnny Boychuk