NEW YORK -- New Jersey Devils forward Eric Boulton has been fined $2,500, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for slashing New York Rangers forward Mike Rupp in NHL Game No. 737 in New Jersey on Tuesday, Jan. 31, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.
The incident occurred at 2:34 of the second period. No penalty was assessed on the play.
The fine money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
It is really special. I had a lot of friends and family here tonight, and for my first [NHL] game in here it was great. I played here as an elementary-school player in the city championships and this was my first time back. It was a lot of fun.
— Toronto native Brandon Pirri after scoring 2 goals for Panthers in win at Maple Leafs on Thursday