NHL

Sami Vatanen fined for elbowing Leafs' David Booth

Anaheim Ducks defenceman Sami Vatanen received the maximum allowable fine under the collective bargaining agreement for an elbow to Toronto Maple Leafs foward David Booth in a game on Wednesday night.

Defenceman receives maximum fine

Anaheim Ducks defenceman Sami Vatanen delivered an inadvertent elbow to Toronto Maple Leafs forward David Booth, which forced Booth out of the game. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

The NHL has fined Anaheim Ducks defenceman Sami Vatanen $3,393.82 US for elbowing Toronto Maple Leafs forward David Booth.

Vatanen hit Booth what appeared to be an inadvertent elbow at 9:35 of the third period of Anaheim's 4-0 win over Toronto on Wednesday.

Booth went to the Maple Leafs' dressing room after the hit and did not return to the game.

The fine is the maximum allowable under the collective bargaining agreement between the NHL and the NHL Players' Association.

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