Staal fined for boarding Coburn - 02-17-12

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

Penguins forward Jordan Staal was fined $2,500 by the NHL for a boarding minor against Flyers defenseman Braydon Coburn today.

The hit occurred at 9:56 of the second period during today's game at the Wells Fargo Center. Coburn returned the the game following hte hit.

The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

The hit in question:

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EN Says: Despite all its inconsistency this season, the NHL has made a pretty steady effort to crack down on hits like this. Staal boarded Coburn. Period. This is the right call.

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