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Philadelphia Flyers’ Samuel Morin fined by NHL

Mar 25, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Samuel Morin (55) throws a punch against New York Rangers left wing Brendan Lemieux (48) during the third period at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 25, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Samuel Morin (55) throws a punch against New York Rangers left wing Brendan Lemieux (48) during the third period at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Flyers forward Samuel Morin was fined $3,017.24 for unsportsmanlike conduct against New York Rangers forward Brendan Lemieux, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced Friday.

The fine is the maximum allowable under the collective bargaining agreement.

The incident occurred with 1:36 remaining in the third period of the Rangers’ 8-3 romp over the Flyers on Thursday night. Morin and Lemieux immediately dropped the gloves, with the former being whistled for a cross-checking penalty while both received five minutes for fighting.

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Morin, 25, has been held without a point in five games this season and through 14 career contests. He was a first-round pick (11th overall) in 2013.

Philadelphia has been outscored 17-3 by New York in the teams’ last two meetings. The Flyers have dropped four in a row and are 4-9-1 in March.

–Field Level Media

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