NHL fines three players

Rangers defenceman Michael Del Zotto (right) was one of three players fined by the NHL on Saturday,...

Rangers defenceman Michael Del Zotto (right) was one of three players fined by the NHL on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. (REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine)

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NEW YORK - New York Rangers defenceman Michael Del Zotto, Florida Panthers forward Tomas Kopecky and Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres were fined $2,500 by the National Hockey League on Saturday for separate incidents.

Del Zotto was docked for high sticking Kopecky late in Friday's 4-1 Rangers victory, while Kopecky is lighter in the wallet for retaliating with a punch -- which also earned him a match penalty.

Torres was fined for delivering an elbow to the head of Colorado forward Jan Hejda in the second period of Thursday's 3-2 Avalanche victory in Denver.

The amount of the fine is the maximum allowed by the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and will automatically be placed in the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.


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