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Canadiens D Alexei Emelin fined $5,000 by NHL

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Canadiens D Alexei Emelin fined $5,000 by NHL

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Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price makes a save against Vancouver Canucks' Daniel Sedin as Canadiens' Alexei Emelin defends during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Montreal Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin has been fined $5,000 by the NHL for hitting Vancouver Canucks forward Pascal Pelletier with the butt end of his stick.

No penalty was called on the play, which occurred at 11:35 of the second period Thursday night in Montreal.

The league's department of player safety announced Emelin's punishment Friday night.

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