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Predators’ Clune fined for boarding incident

Feb 20, 2013, 10:38 PM EDT

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Nashville Predators winger Rich Clune ran afoul of the National Hockey League rules Monday, and as a result was fined on Wednesday.

Clune, 25, was fined $1,452.70 by the NHL for an incident that happened in the first period of Monday’s game against the Colorado Avalanche. Clune was originally assessed a minor penalty for boarding, for his hit on Avalanche forward Aaron Palushaj.

The fine was the second act of supplemental discipline handed out by the NHL on Wednesday. Canucks winger Jannik Hansen was suspended one game for a hit to the head of Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa.

As per a statement from the NHL, the maximum amount Clune could have been fined was the “lesser of $10,000 or one-half of his daily salary.”

The money from the fine goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

Clune has one goal and 33 penalty minutes in 16 games this season for Nashville.

  1. fusionix7 - Feb 21, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    He didn’t learn his lesson. Tuesday night he boarded Kronwall. You can fine all you want, but it makes little impact. I like Johan Franzen’s method. When he got boarded he gave that player a shot to the nuts. No doubt that player will actually have second thoughts about boarding again.

  2. kingsforever - Feb 21, 2013 at 1:33 AM

    So Johan Franzen is the most classless player in the NHL then?

    • fusionix7 - Feb 21, 2013 at 2:08 AM

      No, he provided due justice. He got a 10 minute misconduct for it, but I doubt Perron attempts to board anyone soon. If you’re looking for classless look at Cooke, Ott, Torres.

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