Sens' Foligno fined for check

Ottawa Senators Nick Foligno celebrates a goal by teammate Mike Fisher (not pictured) in front of...

Ottawa Senators Nick Foligno celebrates a goal by teammate Mike Fisher (not pictured) in front of Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward during the third period of their NHL hockey game in Ottawa October 14, 2010. (REUTERS/Chris Wattie)

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TORONTO -- Ottawa Senators forward Nick Foligno was fined $2,500 by the NHL for his illegal check on Carolina's Patrick Dwyer in the third period of Thursday's game.

"While there was no injury as a result of the hit, it is clear that Foligno delivered a shoulder check from the blind side that made primary contact with Dwyer's head," said NHL senior executive vice president of hockey operations Colin Campbell. "It is also clear that Foligno was delivering the hit in an attempt to get the puck. Finally, in determining that a fine was the appropriate discipline for this incident, I took into account that Foligno has not been suspended previously by the league."

The incident, which occurred at the 6:16 mark, did not draw a penalty.


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