Columbus Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky was fined the maximum $10,000 for a boarding incident against Los Angeles Kings defenseman Rob Scuderi on Tuesday. Dubinsky, who had a phone hearing Wednesday afternoon, checked Scuderi from behind into the boards in the second period, but the defenseman was not seriously injured on the play. He returned to the game and played more than 22 minutes. Although Scuderi was clearly vulnerable on the play, Dubinsky appeared to try to make some effort to roll off the check, However, he did make head contact. The fact that he had no previous supplemental discipline history probably saved him from receiving a one-game suspension.
Blue Jackets' Brandon Dubinsky fined $10,000
USA Today | Feb 6