Canadiens D Emelin fined $5,000 by NHL for butt end

The Canadiens' Alexei Emelin is $5,000 poorer.

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NEW YORK (AP)

Montreal Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin has been fined $5,000 by the NHL for hitting Vancouver Canucks forward Pascal Pelletier with the butt end of his stick.

No penalty was called on the play, which occurred at 11:35 of the second period Thursday night in Montreal.

The league’s department of player safety announced Emelin’s punishment Friday night.