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Ottawa Senators, Zenon Konopka fined by NHL

The NHL fined forward Zenon Konopka $2,500 and the Ottawa Senators $10,000 for his conduct in the pre-game warmups before Game 2 against the New York Rangers.
Zenon Konopka of the Ottawa Senators, right, knocks down John Mitchell of the New York Rangers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Ottawa Senators forward Zenon Konopka was fined US$2,500 on Monday for his conduct in the pre-game warmups before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarter-final against the New York Rangers.

Konopka directed verbal abuse at Rangers forward Brian Boyle as he conducted a live television interview before Saturday's game.

The fine was the maximum allowed under the collective bargaining agreement. The league also handed the Senators a $10,000 fine for Konopka's conduct.

Konopka recorded five points and 193 penalty minutes in 55 regular-season games this season.