Staal fined $2,500 for illegal hit

Pittsburgh Penguins center Jordan Staal fined $2,500 by NHL

The NHL has acted quickly, fining Pittsburgh Penguins center Jordan Staal $2,500 for boarding Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Braydon Coburn just hours after the infraction in an afternoon game.

Staal received the maximum fine allowed following his hit on Coburn during the Penguins' 6-4 victory over the Flyers on Saturday. Staal was given a minor penalty on the play at 9:56 of the second period.

The fine money will go to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

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