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Coyotes D Juuso Valimaki fined for slash

Jan 6, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA;   Arizona Coyotes defenseman Juuso Valimaki (4) skates against the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports

The NHL fined Arizona Coyotes defenseman Juuso Valimaki $4,189.19 on Wednesday for slashing Anaheim’s Max Jones one night earlier.

The fine was the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

The fine comes one day after Valimaki signed a one-year extension worth a reported $1 million.

The incident occurred at 3:20 of the second period Tuesday night between the Coyotes and Ducks. Valimaki was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct.

Valimaki, 24, has 12 points (two goals, 10 assists) and 35 penalty minutes in 44 games this season.

–Field Level Media