Canadiens' Alexei Emelin fined $5K for butt-end

The NHL has fined Montreal Canadiens defenceman Alexei Emelin $5,000 U.S. for butt-ending forward Pascal Pelletier in Thursday's 5-2 vicory over the Vancouver Canucks.

Montreal defenceman committed infraction in 5-2 victory over Vancouver

Canadiens defenceman Alexei Emelin (74) protects netminder Carey Price from Canucks forward Daniel Sedin on Thursday. (Graham Hughes/Canadian Press)

The NHL has fined Montreal Canadiens defenceman Alexei Emelin $5,000 U.S. for butt-ending Vancouver Canucks forward Pascal Pelletier during Thursday's game in Montreal.

The incident occurred at 11:35 of the second period. No penalty was assessed on the play.

Emelin had an assist on Max Pacioretty's third goal of the game, which the Canadiens won, 5-2.

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