Carolina Hurricanes forward Nino Niederreiter was fined $5,000 by the NHL for his hit on Nashville goaltender Juuse Saros, the league announced Wednesday.
The fine is the maximum amount allowed under the collective bargaining agreement.
Niederreiter hit Saros up high in a collision behind the net early in the first period of the Hurricanes’ 4-2 road win over the Predators on Tuesday. Niederreiter was given a two-minute minor penalty for roughing.
Saros yielded two goals after the collision before being replaced by Pekka Rinne to start the second period.
–Field Level Media