Hurricanes' Svechnikov fined $5K for kneeing Flyers' Laughton

Carolina Hurricanes' Andrei Svechnikov, left, clears the puck away from Philadelphia Flyers' Rasmus Ristolainen during the first period of an NHL hockey game. (Matt Slocum/AP)

Carolina Hurricanes forward Andrei Svechnikov has been fined $5,000 for kneeing Philadelphia Flyers forward Scott Laughton on Friday, the NHL's Department of Player Safety announced.

The incident occurred at 5:26 of the second period. Svechnikov was not assessed a penalty on the play.

The money from the fine goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

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