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Coyotes' Torres fined $2,500 for elbowing

Saturday, 12.31.2011 / 12:45 PM / News

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Coyotes' Torres fined $2,500 for elbowing
NEW YORKPhoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres has been fined $2,500, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for elbowing Colorado Avalanche defenseman Jan Hejda in NHL Game No. 549 in Denver on Thursday, Dec. 29, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.
 
The incident occurred at 18:22 of the second period. No penalty was assessed on the play.
 
The fine money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
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