NHL fines New Jersey’s Eric Boulton, Columbus’ Jared Boll for separate incidents

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The NHL fined New Jersey Devils forward Eric Boulton and Columbus Blue Jackets forward Jared Boll US$2,500 for separate incidents Wednesday.

Boulton was slapped with the fine for a slash on New York Rangers forward Mike Rupp at 2:34 of the second period in Tuesday’s game. No penalty was assessed on the play.

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Boll, meanwhile, was fined for an illegal check to the head of San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton 20 seconds into the first period of Tuesday’s game. Boll received a minor penalty.

The fine money, the maximum allowed under the league’s collective bargaining agreement, goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.