NEW YORK — Florida Panthers defenseman Brandon Montour has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for spearing Tampa Bay Lightning forward Pat Maroon during NHL Game No. 857 in Florida., last Saturday.
The incident occurred at 13:58 of the third period and Montour was given a minor penalty for slashing and a misconduct. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
But Montour then missed Monday’s season finale against Tampa Bay due to an undisclosed injury, the Panthers’ official site reports.
Montour has found his offensive game since joining the Panthers at the trade deadline, as he has garnered two goals and two assists in 12 games. Once cleared to play, Montour should retake his place on the No. 2 power-play unit.