Mon, 21 Sep 2020

Canucks' Ferland fined $5K, Wild's Kunin $1K by NHL

Field Level Media
04 Aug 2020, 02:40 GMT+10

Vancouver Canucks forward Micheal Ferland and Minnesota Wild forward Luke Kunin are lighter in the wallet following their actions during the opener of their Western Conference qualifying series.

Ferland received a $5,000 fine for spearing and Kunin was docked $1,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct, the NHL's Department of Player Safety announced Monday.

Ferland's fine is the maximum allowable under the league's collective bargaining agreement.

The 28-year-old Ferland was assessed a minor penalty for slashing at 9:18 of the third period in Minnesota's 3-0 victory over Vancouver on Sunday in Edmonton. The sequence began after Ferland's stick was grabbed by a member of the Wild's bench, prompting the forward to respond with a spear to Minnesota forward Ryan Hartman.

This is the first time Ferland has received supplemental discipline from the NHL during his six-year career.

Kunin's fine was a result of him holding the stick of Ferland.

--Field Level Media

Sign up for Canada News

a daily newsletter full of things to discuss over drinks.and the great thing is that it's on the house!