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Bjugstad fined for actions in Wild game against Avalanche

Forward assessed $5,000 for cross-checking Colorado defenseman Graves

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

NEW YORK - Minnesota Wild forward Nick Bjugstad has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for cross-checking Colorado Avalanche defenseman Ryan Graves during NHL Game No. 142 in Minnesota on Sunday, Jan. 31, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 5:50 of the second period.

The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

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