Blue Jackets’ Ian Cole fined $5K for tripping Brandon Sutter

Columbus Blue Jackets' Ian Cole (23) checks Vancouver Canucks' Brandon Sutter. (Darryl Dyck/CP)

NEW YORK — The NHL fined defenceman Ian Cole of the Columbus Blue Jackets US$5,000 for a dangerous trip Sunday.

Cole was fined the maximum allowed under the collective bargaining agreement for tripping Vancouver forward Brandon Sutter in the second period of the Canucks’ 5-4 overtime win Saturday night.

Cole was assessed a minor tripping penalty on the play.

The money will go to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

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