Brad Marchand Fined By NHL For Slew-Footing

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 5: Brad Marchand #63 of the Boston Bruins lands a right to the head of Matt Niskanen #2 of the Pittsburgh Penguins during a second period fight on December 5, 2011 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Bruins forward Brad Marchand was fined by the NHL for a slew-foot on Pens defender Matt Niskanen.

Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand was fined $2,500 by the NHL today for a slew-footing incident (via NHL.com). The fine was the maximum allowable under the current CBA. The money from the fine will go to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

Marchand slew-footed Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Matt Niskanen at 3:19 of the second period in the game in Pittsburgh on Dec. 5. Marchand and Niskanen then got into a fight and were both assessed five minute major penalties. Marchand was also assessed a minor penalty for tripping.

This is the first fine for Marchand this season. In 28 games for the Bruins in 2011, Marchand has 9 goals, 11 assists and 46 penalty minutes. He was suspended for two games last season for an elbow to the head of Columbus Blue Jackets forward R.J. Umberger.

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