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Ekman-Larsson fined $5K for slashing

Ekman-Larsson fined $5K for slashing
Published On: Sun, Mar 11
Feb 15, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23) against the Montreal Canadiens at Gila River Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

It didnt take long for the NHL Department of Player Safety to make a decision on Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson, who during the third period of his teams 5-2 loss to Colorado Saturday afternoon was penalized for slashing Sven Andrighetto.

Ekman-Larsson, who served a two-minute minor for the slash, has been fined $5,000 by the NHL with that being the largest fine permissible by the terms of the collective bargaining agreement. Ekman-Larssons slash at the 13:54 mark of the third period set off a fracas that saw a total of six players penalized.

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