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Montour fined maximum for actions in Panthers game against Lightning

Defenseman assessed $5,000 for spearing forward Maroon

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

NEW YORK -- Florida Panthers defenseman Brandon Montour has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for spearing Tampa Bay Lightning forward Pat Maroon during NHL Game No. 857 in Sunrise, Fla., on Saturday, May 8, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 13:58 of the third period. Montour was assessed a minor penalty for slashing and a misconduct.

The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

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