NEW YORK -- Columbus Blue Jackets forward Jared Boll has been fined $2,500, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for an illegal check to the head of San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton in NHL Game No. 748 in San Jose on Tuesday, Jan. 31, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.
The incident occurred at 0:20 of the first period. Boll received a minor penalty under Rule 48 (Illegal Check to the Head).
The fine money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
I definitely think going back down helped me, I had a lot of confidence down there, I played a lot of minutes and I think that helped me a lot. With the 37 games up here, that gave me experience as well. I know what it takes to play in the NHL and now it's time for me to show that I'm capable of being a full-time NHL player.
— Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl on finishing the 2014-15 season in juniors after playing 37 games with Edmonton to begin the season