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Habs’ Emelin fined $5,000 for butt-ending vs. Vancouver

Feb 7, 2014, 8:14 PM EST

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Montreal defenseman Alexei Emelin has been fined $5,000 for a butt-end on Canucks forward Pascal Pelletier last night, the NHL has announced.

The incident occurred midway through the second period, but there was no penalty called on the play. The stickwork was in retaliation for a hit Pelletier — called up from AHL Utica — had landed moments earlier.

There does not appear to be any video available of said incident, but we’ll try to track some down. Emelin doesn’t have any past history as a repeat offender, but did avoid a supplemental discipline hearing earlier this year after hitting Flyers forward Steve Downie in the head.

  1. therooneyskilledwebster - Feb 7, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    Gutless play by a Lez Canadien. This is not news.

    • packerswin96 - Feb 8, 2014 at 12:24 AM

      Keep on trolling!!!

  2. imleftcoast - Feb 7, 2014 at 8:53 PM

    Pascal who? Wow, the Canucks are going to have a lot of new faces in the SCF.

    • thesportsjudge - Feb 7, 2014 at 9:21 PM

      Yes, when they make it again in 2025.

      • blomfeld - Feb 8, 2014 at 12:52 AM

        try 2125 !

  3. drewsylvania - Feb 8, 2014 at 1:25 PM

    More dirty play by Emelin. If the league won’t stop him, some player has to.

  4. elvispocomo - Feb 8, 2014 at 3:17 PM

    Had to go back and watch it on my PVR after looking up the box score to find the Pelletier hit in the 2nd period. It was just prior to the first Pacioretty penalty shot, after Pelletier hit Emelin on the forecheck and Emelin responded with the butt end as they moved to the front of the net.

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