Originally posted on The Pensblog  |  Last updated 2/18/12

UNIONDALE, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Jordan Staal #11 of the Pittsburgh Penguins fights Nate Thompson #11 of the New York Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum on November 27, 2009 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Penguins 3-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
According to the Pittsburgh Penguins' website, Jordan Staal has been fined $2,500 for boarding Braydon Coburn. The $2,500 fine is the maximum allowed under the NHL CBA. It could have been worse. Even though Staal didn't look like he intended to hurt Coburn (and it doesn't appear that Coburn was injured) it was still a dangerous play. We'd guess that Staal now "has a record" according to the NHL after this fine. The Pens play another game in like four minutes.
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