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Rangers' Del Zotto, Panthers' Kopecky fined $2,500

Saturday, 12.31.2011 / 12:46 PM / News

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Rangers' Del Zotto, Panthers' Kopecky fined $2,500
NEW YORK -- New York Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto and Florida Panthers forward Tomas Kopecky have been fined $2,500 apiece, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for their respective actions during an altercation in NHL Game No. 553 in Sunrise, Fla., on Friday, Dec.30, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 19:52 of the third period. Del Zotto was assessed a minor penalty for high sticking. Kopecky was assessed a match penalty.

The fine money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

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