Montreal Canadiens forward Erik Cole has been fined $2,500, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for slew-footing Edmonton Oilers defenseman Jeff Petry in NHL Game No. 1008 in Edmonton on Thursday, March 8, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.
The incident occurred at 11:48 of the second period. Cole was assessed a minor penalty for tripping.
There's no discouragement in that room. There's no issues there at all to be honest with you. It's more about, 'Hey, it's opportunities for players.' And if we become that bad of a team because of one player, it's not a real good sign for our hockey club. So this is part of sports. It's part of hockey.
— Bruins coach Claude Julien on the loss of Zdeno Chara to injury