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Blue Jackets' Boll fined $2,500 for illegal check

Wednesday, 02.01.2012 / 4:21 PM / News

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Blue Jackets' Boll fined $2,500 for illegal check
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.

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