NHL News: Oilers’ Niemelainen Fined for Cross-Checking

Markus Niemelainen

NEW YORK (Feb. 20, 2022) – Edmonton Oilers defenseman Markus Niemelainen has been fined $2,043.75, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for cross-checking Winnipeg Jets forward Kristian Vesalainen during NHL Game No. 681 in Winnipeg on Saturday, Feb. 19, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 14:10 of the third period.

The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.


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