Gretzky fined $10,000; Boynton suspended one game for instigating late fight

TORONTO – The NHL fined Phoenix Coyotes head coach Wayne Gretzky US$10,000 on Tuesday as a result of defenceman Nick Boynton’s instigator penalty in the final five minutes of Monday’s 5-0 loss to San Jose.

Boynton was suspended automatically for one game for instigating a fight with the Sharks’ Steve Bernier at 15:50 of the third period.

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The instigating player’s coach is also fined automatically.

The players’ suspension money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund while the coach’s fine goes to the NHL Foundation.