Columbus forward Dubinsky fined $10,000 for violent hit

Wed Feb 6, 2013 5:27pm EST

New York Rangers' Brandon Dubinsky celebrates with goalie Henrik Lundqvist after beating the Ottawa Senators in game 3 of their NHL Eastern Conference quarter-final playoff hockey game in Ottawa April 16, 2012. REUTERS/Blair Gable

New York Rangers' Brandon Dubinsky celebrates with goalie Henrik Lundqvist after beating the Ottawa Senators in game 3 of their NHL Eastern Conference quarter-final playoff hockey game in Ottawa April 16, 2012.

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(Reuters) - Columbus Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky was fined the maximum $10,000 for violently checking Los Angeles Kings defenseman Rob Scuderi into the boards, the National Hockey League said on Wednesday.

Dubinsky, who was assessed a major penalty for boarding and a game misconduct on the play, hit Scuderi from behind and into the boards during the second period of Tuesday's game.

He picked up 20 penalty minutes in all, including a later penalty for fighting.

(Reporting by Larry Fine in New York; Editing by Frank Pingue)

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