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Calgary Flames’ Mikael Backlund fined $5K for cross-checking

Nov 4, 2021; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames center Mikael Backlund (11) against the Dallas Stars during the third period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 4, 2021; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames center Mikael Backlund (11) against the Dallas Stars during the third period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

The NHL fined Calgary Flames forward Mikael Backlund $5,000 on Wednesday for cross-checking Philadelphia Flyers forward Travis Konecny.

The fine is the maximum allowable under the league’s collective bargaining agreement.

Backlund received a minor penalty for boarding when the incident occurred at 11:53 of the first period of the Flames’ 2-1 overtime loss in Philadelphia on Tuesday.

Backlund, 32, has three goals and two assists in 16 games this season, his 14th with the Flames. He has 402 points (157 goals, 245 assists) in 760 career games.

–Field Level Media