Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 2/3/12

NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 16: Patrik Elias #26 of the New Jersey Devils skates against the Montreal Canadiens at the Prudential Center on December 16, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Canadiens 2-1. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
New Jersey Devils forward Patrik Elias has been fined $2,500, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for boarding Montreal Canadiens forward Mike Blunden during a 5-3 win on Thursday. The incident occurred at 18:54 of the first period. A minor penalty for boarding was assessed on the play. The fine money will go to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund. Elias has 18 goals and 16 penalty minutes this season, and leads New Jersey with 30 assists. The Devils meet the Flyers in Philadelphia on Saturday.
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