Posted February 19, 2012

Penguins’ Jordan Staal Fined $2,500 For Boarding Flyers’ Braydon Coburn

NHL

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jordan Staal will not be suspended for boarding Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Braydon Coburn during today’s 6-4 victory over the in-state rivals. Instead, the league has elected to fine Staal $2,500, the maximum amount allowed under the current CBA.

The incident occurred at 9:56 of the second period — Staal hit Coburn from behind, sending him into the boards headfirst. Staal received a minor penalty for boarding on the play.

The lax punishment is likely due to Staal’s lack of a prior record.

With today’s win, the Penguins tied the Flyers for fourth place in the Eastern Confererence with 71 points.