Panthers Ed Jovanovski fined $5,000 for hit

The NHL fined Florida Panthers defenseman Ed Jovanovski for his elbow on Columbus Blue Jackets forward Corey Tropp.

Florida Panthers defenseman Ed Jovanovski checks Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Corey Tropp in the first period of Saturday's 3-2 loss.

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Florida Panthers defenseman Ed Jovanovski received a $5,000 fine for elbowing Columbus Blue Jackets forward Corey Tropp, the National Hockey League  announced Sunday.

The Panthers captain received a major penalty and a game misconduct early during the first period in Florida's 3-2 loss on Saturday night.

Jovanovski and Tropp initially came together in a collision along the boards. After the skaters parted, Jovanovski delivered a high elbow to Tropp in the slot, then checked him to the ice.